Gallery: 7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

 

1. Museum – Gare d’Orsay, Paris

The Gare d’Orsay in Paris was the first electrified urban rail terminal, opening to great acclaim at the turn of the 20th century. It shuttled scores of people between Paris and Orleans, right until 1939, when it became unsuitable for modern trains. The wrecking ball loomed until the late Seventies, when the French government had the building listed and converted. Now it is better known as the Museum d’Orsay and it houses an impressive collection that includes the likes of Van Gogh Monet, Matisse and Renoir gracing the former railway arches.

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and generally waxing lyrical about the joys of train travel. You can follow Anila and Loco2 on Twitter, should the whim take you!

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  1. onlytheking July 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    If only the train station/house was still a functioning line.
    How easy it would be to get home.

    Next stop: Bed!

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