Trains have always been an important component of human life. And these tools, which appeared to enable humanity to communicate with great and even inaccessible distances, played a very important role in the development of human civilization. However, trains have undergone a great deal of change since they first appeared in the 19th century. The steam iron stacks of the 19th century gave way to the high-tech tools of the 21st century. However, no matter how much the trains changed in the intervening period, all train stations continued to be important structures that witnessed sad breaks and longing reunions in every period of history. However, some old train stations, in particular, have managed to become one of the most important symbols of the city in which they are located, and sometimes even of the country. Here is a street from Liverpool Road. Pancras, the fifth oldest train station in the world.
1. Liverpool Road, Manchester, England
Liverpool Road railway station in Manchester, England, is the oldest still standing station in the world. However, this is not the only address of the station, which began operating in 1830.
Liverpool Road was the first station in the world built for trains that would carry passengers between cities. The station was the last stop on the railway network between Liverpool and Manchester, where a fleet of all steam trains operated in the years when they were first built.
This historic station allowed some of the most important train journeys in history for nearly 160 years until it closed in 1975. Liverpool Street continues to exist today as part of Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, showcasing the history of the railway industry and highlighting the city’s importance during the Revolution industrial.
2. Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof, Leipzig, Germany
Launched in 1842, the Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof served as the terminus for Germany’s first long-distance railway connecting Leipzig and the city of Altenburg. The station, designed by German architect Ernst Gottilf, attracted attention with its unique aesthetic elements, which consist of a mixture of traditional and industrial architecture. This historic station still exists today as the first departure point for regional trains.
3. Gare de l’Est, Paris, France
Opened in 1849, Gare de l’Est is one of 6 main train stations in the French capital. For a long time, the station was the only alternative for Parisians wanting to travel to northern France, Luxembourg, Germany or beyond. In addition, it appears as one of the important symbols of the city with its unique architecture, famous clock tower and sculptures.
4. Stralsund Hauptbahnhof, Stralsund, Germany
The Stralsund Hauptbahnhof has been the main train station between the Hanseatic cities and Stralsund in northeastern Germany since 1863. The station, which was built in the neoclassical style and is considered one of the important examples of 19th century railway architecture, is famous for its large central hall with high ceilings and large windows.
Today, the station is the first stop for travelers who want to travel to Berlin, Hamburg, Rostock, Copenhagen, Denmark and many other regions.
5. st. Pancras International Railway Station, London, England
The station, built in 1868 in a Victorian Gothic architectural style, served as the London terminus for the Midland Railway. Today, it is used as one of the most important transport bases connecting the capital, London, to various parts of England and continental Europe.
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