Railway Station Architecture, Rail Developments

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Railway Station Architecture

Major Transport Architecture + Transportation Building Projects from around the world

post updated 1 October 2021

Railway Station building designs

Railway Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Railway Station Architecture.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Railway Station buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Railway Station Architecture selections.

Railway Stations : news + key projects

Railway Station Buildings : A-K

Railway Station Architecture : L-Z (this page)

Railway Station Architecture Design

New Rail Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Turin Train Station, Italy
Design: AREP
Turin Station Building
AREP / photograph : M. Vigneau
Turin Train Station – 23 Jul 2012
Work on Torino Porta Susa railway station, the first Italian station on the high speed Paris-Rome line, resumed at the end of 2009. The gateway into Italy from northern Europe, Torino Porta Susa is designed as an urban locus, an extension of the city’s existing Roman layout and public spaces, offering a wide range of transport and services.

Key Railway Building Projects, alphabetical:

Liege-Guillemins Railway Station, Belgium
Design: Santiago Calatrava Architect
Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station Architecture
photo : www.palladium.de, B.Burg / O. Schuh
Belgian TGV Railway Station
Calatrava conceived the station as a link between two distinct areas of the city of Liège, which previously had been separated by the railroad tracks. On the north side of the site is a rundown urban area, laid out in a typical 19th century scheme.

Lime Street, Liverpool, north west England, UK
Design: John Fowler Architect
Lime Street Station
picture © Adrian Welch
Lime Street Station Building
Liverpool’s Lime Street Station will be at the heart of a £340m spend upgrading the region’s rail network over the next three years. The project will include the creation of two new platforms between the existing platforms seven and eight.

Liverpool Street, London, south east England, UK
Design: British Rail – Architecture & Design Group
Liverpool Street Station
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
Liverpool Street Station Redevelopment
This railway station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London. It was opened in 1874 as a replacement for the Great Eastern Railway’s main London terminus, Bishopsgate station, which was subsequently converted into a goods yard.

Manchester Piccadilly, England, north west England, UK
Design: Building Design Partnership (since renamed BDP)
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station Architecture
picture © AW
Manchester Piccadilly Refurbishment

Nesselande Station, Rotterdam, Holland
Design: Hans Moor Architects
Nesselande Station Building
image from Hans Moor Architects
Nesselande Station Building

New Street Gateway, Birmingham, England
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Birmingham New Street Railway Station Architecture
image from architect
Birmingham New Street

Nordpark Cable Railway Buildings, Austria
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Nordpark Cable Railway
photo : Helene Binet
Nordpark Cable Railway, Innsbruck

Nunawading Railway Station, Melbourne, Australia
Design: Grimshaw
Nunawading Railway Station Architecture
photo from architects
Nunawading Railway Station

Railway Station Hardbruecke, Switzerland
Design: EM2N Architects
Zurich Railway Station
picture © Hannes Henz
Zurich Railway Station Building

Rossio Station, Lisbon, Portugal
Design: Broadway Malyan
Rossio Station
photograph : Fernando Guerra
Rossio Station Building

St Pancras, London, UK
William Henry Barlow
St Pancras Station
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
St Pancras Station : Victorian architecture

Southern Cross, Melbourne, Australia
Design: Grimshaw
Southern Cross Station
building photo from Grimshaw Architects
Australian Station building

Station for the Randstadrail, Holland
Zwarts & Jansma Architects
Randstad Rail Station
picture : DigiDaan
Randstadrail Station Beatrixlaan, Den Haag

Stazione Termini, Rome, Italy
Design: various architects
Rome Railway Station Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Rome Railway Station Building

Stratford DLR, London, UK
Will Alsop
Stratford Station
image from SR
Stratford DLR Station Building

Tianjin West Railway Station, China
gmp Architects
Tianjin West Railway Station Architecture
photo © Christian Gahl
Tianjin West Railway Station

Victoria Station, London, UK

Victoria Railway Station
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Victoria Station Building

Waterloo Building, London, UK
Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
Waterloo Station Building
picture © AW
Waterloo Station : Hi-Tech architecture

Wood Lane Station, London, UK
Ian Ritchie Architects
Wood Lane Station
photo from CABE
Wood Lane Station Building

More Railway Station Designs online soon

New Railway Station Architecture Designs

Contemporary Railway Architecture – no images, alphabetical:

Lehrter Station, Berlin, Germany

Gerkan, Marg & Partners

Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station, France
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Medio Padana TAV Station, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Santiago Calatrava Architects

Pennsylvania Station district redevelopment, Manhattan, USA
Skidmore Owings & Merrill ; Foster + Partners; Kohn Pedersen Fox

Stadelhofen Station, Switzerland
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Station Hall, Luzern, Switzerland
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Taipei Main Station Area – Redevelopment, Taipei, Taiwan
Maki And Associates

TGV Train Station, Liège, Belgium

Santiago Calatrava Architects

More Contemporary Railway Station Architecture online soon

Underground Station Developments
Canary Wharf Station
photo © Adrian Welch

Copenhagen Railway Station

Buildings / photos for the Railway Station Architecture – Transportation Building Design page welcome