Since railways started to spread across Europe in the middle of the 19th century, beautiful railway stations have been built to inspire passengers and to act as statements of success for their cities. Often serving as time-honoured focal points for their communities, the evolving and increasing needs of the commuting and travelling public have left many stations struggling to be fit for 21st-century purpose.
In recent years, huge projects have been undertaken to transform and modernise stations across the continent. And while some have been complete ground-up rebuilds that have fully embraced modern design and architecture, others have incorporated new creations in juxtaposition with the original buildings and backdrops with some truly stunning results. In this blog, we celebrate four of the most awesome blends of old and new.