Gallery: 7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Until 50 years ago, traveling by train was the definitive way to travel - in their heyday, railways represented the freedom and glamour of what is now fondly remembered as the Golden Age. That era has now sadly passed, and though train travel is enjoying a renaissance, many train stations have fallen into disrepair. But where some people see ruin, others see opportunity. And the romance of the railway is far from forgotten. Around the world, arches, tunnels and waiting rooms have struck a chord with creatives who see these urban spaces as perfect spots for upcycling and adaptive reuse. We’ve combed the globe for some of the best examples of renovated train stations - read on for our favorites!

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 Comment

  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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