Discovery of train has been one of the greatest discovery to mankind. Although later by air modes took its place by being fastest mode of transportation but rails are still considered for budget friendly travels. Railway was first introduced in 1825 in England.
Since then a number of changes have been made to make everyone’s journey smooth and comfortable with lavish, luxury and comfort.
Here are 5 spectacular railway stations in the world which will leave you in awe.
1.Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia
This major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne serves for the Metropolitan trains for regional trains and interstate services. The station has exquisite architecture designed by Grimshaw Architects.
The roof is shaped in sand dunes covering 60,000sq metres. The roof has natural ventilation system and it let the fumes exhaust from trains while they leave station.The whole work was finished in 2006, mean while the station is there from 1859. The people from all over the world come here to admire the work done here in terms of innovation and architectural pattern.
2.Gare De Strasbourg, France
Gare De Strasbourg railway station is located in Strasbourg, France. The building is designed on basis of historical architecture from Wilhelminian period. The humongous roof is entirely made up of glass covering the façade.
There are two magnificent life like statue of female figure at entrance. In 2006-2007 it was refurbished by architect Jean-Marie Duthilleul. Over 20 million passengers commute through this station.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India
Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus also known as Victoria Terminus was designed by Frederick William Stevens, an English architect.The station is located in Mumbai, India. It connects Mumbai to suburbs.
This railway station is listed by UNESCO World Heritage site. This station has western and eastern style fusion structure and Victorian Gothic Revival imposition. The station was made in honour of Queen Victoria. The station took 10 years to stand as it is today, all the work was completed by 1888. You can take luxury train ride from Mumbai railway station on Maharaja Express Train. For booking Maharaja Express you go to official site of this train. Please check out fares and information carefully before booking.
4. Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany
Tunnels are glass covering curves. It was opened in 2006 and was called as “most beautiful train station in the world. Berlin Hauptbahnof has a different view at night, it’s phosphorescence at night makes it more attractive to tourist.
5. Grand Central, New York City,
Grand Central station located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, USA is one of the busiest station in world.Approximately 21 million visitors pay visit to this station in an year. It was built in 1913 and survived; it later was reconstructed in 1998.
It has one four faced opal clock in the centre of main concourse; it is served as meeting place to visitors. The architectural design is given the touch of history is very fascinating. The place has many shops and restaurants, which will give you a lot of options to satisfy your hunger.