Tag Archives: railway stations

Working list – World’s longest ‘urban’ escalators

Below is a working list of the longest urban escalators in the world. This list does not include the sum total length of multi-escalator systems (such as the Central-Mid Levels Escalator/Walkway System in Hong Kong), but only individual escalators or … Continue reading

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Britain’s loneliest railway stations in 2011

After recently publishing a post on the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom, I thought it might interesting (and fun) to also post the least busy (or loneliest) ones. The following list shows the ten loneliest railway stations in the United … Continue reading

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On track for great third places – railway stations

While they are unfortunately not as common of a great third place in North America as they are in Europe and Asia, railway stations can serve as a fantastic focal point for the surrounding community. One only need spend a … Continue reading

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