11 of the most amazing train stations from New York to Mumbai
By CNN Staff
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9:15 PM EDT, Wed October 1, 2014
Southern Cross (Melbourne, Australia) —
Originally built in 1859, Melbourne's Southern Cross Railway station was renovated in 2005 to include an undulating roof that covers an entire city block. At the western end of the station is a colorful "History of Transport" mural.
Hundertwasser Bahnhof (Uelzen, Germany) —
The Hundertwasser Bahnhof train station in the northern German town of Uelzen was redecorated in 2000 by famous Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Centraal Station (Rotterdam, Netherlands) —
The centerpiece of Netherlands' Rotterdam Centraal Station's design is the main entrance. The shiny boomerang-like canopy is made of a stainless steel projection and wood cladding.
Courtesy Michal Switala
WTC Transportation Hub (New York) —
When open in 2015, New York's World Trade Center Transportation Hub will include retractable 150-foot-high glass-and-steel "wings" that will allow natural light into the rail platforms 60 feet below street level.
Courtesy Tectonic Photo
Grand Central Terminal (New York) —
More than 21.6 million tourists visit New York's Grand Central Terminal each year. The iconic station is decorated with winding staircases and gleaming chandeliers.
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Gare do Oriente (Lisbon, Portugal) —
The Gare do Oriente in Lisbon is distinguished by its unique roof. The steel skeleton covers eight elevated tracks and their corresponding platforms, with the roof resembling the underside of a leaf.
Courtesy Dominique Schreckling
Gare de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France) —
A giant canopy of curved glass covers the 1880s facade of France's Gare de Strasbourg, giving the station the look of a dazzling jewel from the outside.
Courtesy Pavel Tobolka
Gare de Liege-Guillemins (Liege, Belgium) —
The Liege-Guillemin station in Liege, Belgium features an ultra-modern glass and steel facade. The wave-like ribbed roof suggests movement over the thousands of commuters that flow under it daily.