Abandoned train and subway stations of the world



SOME ARE EYESORES, drawing vandalism and their share of vermin. Others are shut up tight, weathering years of neglect. Either way, I’m drawn in. I romanticize train travel the way people my parents’ age romanticize trolleys, or paying 5 cents to go to the movies.And I’m not the only one who stops to look at abandoned train stations. 

Folkestone, Kent, UK
This train line has opened and closed a number of times since it first reached Folkestone in 1843. The entire line was shut down in 2002...and has subsequently re-opened and closed again. Local train enthusiasts hope to get the line running once more, but it’s not clear whether this station would be refurbished either way.Photo: tobyct
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20 February 2021
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