Travelling via trains is not only fast and efficient but also most economic mode of transportation for long distance trips. There was a time when trains were the most preferred source of journey and so were the innovations relating to railways. In order to revolutionize travelling and to impress passengers, spectacular railway stations were built with magnificent architects. Be it ultra modern masterpiece or contemporary, the best stations in the world were designed simply to make huge impression on the travelers. Most of the stations were built in the 19th century when train travel was new and was a golden era for trains. There are stations in the world that are amazing piece of art. Here are the Top 10 most beautiful and amazing railway stations in the world.
10. St. Pancras Station (UK)
When St. Pancras was built in 1868 in London, it was the largest enclosed space in the world. The railway station was completed in 20 years, with red brick Gothic façade. St. Pancras has 15 platforms at present and it also houses a shopping center and a bus station. St. Pancras had been under the threat of closure during the 60s as it was considered superfluous but was saved by its fans after which it was renovated. St. Pancras is a central London railway terminus and is situated in between British Library, King’s cross station and The Regent’s Canal. In the year 2001, St. Pancras was renovated and around 300,000 pounds of dirt was removed and 8000 glass panes were restored.