SPUR Forum: European Railvolution: A Renaissance in Station Design

From SPUR:

Europe is undergoing a rail renaissance as many new metro, regional and long-distance rail stations are being built and many older stations are being renovated. Join a visual journey across the continent as we examine some of the best (and worst) examples of design strategies used as stations attempt to improve passenger flow and reduce congestion.

+ Andy Nash / GreenCityStreets.com

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