312 million 24 9 mph is the permissible speed at which trains may enter this station compared with the previous one a functional building from the 1950s euros were invested in the new construction project The 200 meter long domed roof with 39 steel arches is so transparent that no additional lighting is required during the day 100 instead of 40 km h 67 tracks 75 meters 246 ft tall 180 591 ft me ters of façade 2 600 trains and and two million passen gers daily No matter in what era they were built Train stations are still breaking records today Their history is inseparably tied to the rapid growth of worldwide rail transportation As important elements of our cultural heritage the most beautiful extravagant stations sym bolize the era of a world in motion Nobody had any idea of how the summer of 1835 was going to fundamentally change the world The first railroad established in Continental Europe from Nurem berg to Fürth is deemed to have been one of the central events marking the birth of rail transportation which goes on to see a truly explosive development In 1840 only 8 591 kilometers 5 338 mi of railroad tracks exist in Europe and as early as in 1880 a railroad network of more than 365 000 kilometers 226 000 mi opens the door to the world Sheer endless bands of steel make the remotest corners accessible shortening what used to be week long journeys to the length of day trips Far away cities are now nearby railroad tracks make peo ple s dreams of distant places and yen for travel reality Marble domes and baroque style This rapid breakthrough development is synchro nously reflected in the station architects zeal to build Train stations are the central anchoring points of this nov el and interurban mobility And these anchoring points nurture the evolution of the cities that surround them in ways that only ports did before them The big wide world is now moving into the space behind the doors and fa cades of the stations concourses They deliver on the railroad s promise of overcoming space and time Many cities stage their participation in this Europe wide and global journey into mechanized mobility in stone mar ble and glass Antwerpen Centraal receives its 75 me ter 246 ft tall domed concourse as early as in 1905 the Gare du Nord in Paris a 180 meter 591 ft long neo clas sicistic façade in 1864 and the western terminal Nyugati Pályaudvar in Budapest begins to boast its neo baroque glass façade in 1877 by Gutave Eiffel In 1888 the Victo ria Terminus in Bombay manifests the splendid Indo Sar acenic architectural style in which cultures merge into an all new entity today 1 300 trains are still beckoning two million travelers daily to enter its concourses Train stations are abodes of wanderlust Train travel anticipates what we call globalization today Railroads pave the way into continents overcome distances and make it possible to experience cultures in other parts of the world The Orient Express invites travelers to visit Constantinople Between New York and Seattle Los Angeles and Miami trains with names like California Zephyr Flying Yankee Silver Meteor or Empire Builder rush through the United States Many of them are headed for the Grand Central Terminal of 1913 the world s largest train station with 67 tracks The Liège Liège Guillemins opened in 2009 66 67

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