Here you can see 9 amazing subway stations around the world
Filled with vegetation, majestic, or futuristic, these metro stations around the world make commuting an experience.
On a trip into the city, the subway is the fastest, but often the most uncomfortable mode of transport: crowded, dark, and hectic—not the most glamorous way to travel. But sometimes unimagined beauties hide underground, like those almost forgotten City Hall subway station in New York Offers.
Not only in New York, but also in other cities around the world, there are very special subway stations that make moving underground an experience. Click through selection in the photo gallery.
Triangle Station, Malmö: A 25-meter-high dome made of glass and steel makes Malmö’s Swedish underground station look almost futuristic from a bird’s eye view.
Atocha Train and Metro Station, Madrid: The long-distance train station in the city center combines train and metro stations. There is an old train station parking lot that serves as a tropical garden, a waiting room and a place for sightseeing.
Solna Centre, Stockholm: The Stockholm Underground is also an art gallery. More than 90 stations are decorated with artworks by more than 150 artists – a museum visit and city tour rolled into one.
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Toledo Station, Naples: This subway station is so deep that parts of it are below sea level. This is exactly what the Spanish architect Oscar Tusquets based his design on: the upper part seems to be carved out of the rock, while the lower part seems to be sinking into the water.
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Namur Station, Montreal: The subway system in Montreal, Canada is known for its design. Each station was designed by a different architect.
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Marienplatz, Munich: Marienplatz Underground Station is one of the city’s most important transportation hubs – and unlike other neutral stations in the city, it dances off the line in a colorful way.
IMAGO / Wolfgang Maria Weber
Komsomolskaya station, Moscow: Chandeliers, mosaics, columns – Russian subway stations are often delightfully designed and are also called “people’s palaces”.
Arts and Meters, Paris: The station is made entirely of copper and has portholes inspired by Jules Vernes’ novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. If you want to visit the museum of the same name, you can get an advance glimpse as soon as you get off the train.
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The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, Shanghai: The 647-meter-long tunnel runs under the Huangpu River and takes passengers on a visual journey: colorful lights, special effects, and sounds make the journey an experience.
Image by Imago/Kahre Davitt
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