Hejaz Train Station

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Hejaz Train Station information

Damascus , Syria
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The grand Hejaz train station, completed in 1917, was the northern terminus of the Hejaz Railway, built to ferry pilgrims to Medina. Compared with the transport palaces of Europe, the station is a provincial affair, but the interior has a beautifully decorated ceiling. The actual platforms of the station are closed and the block behind, where the tracks used to run, is the site of a proposed shopping mall. Outside there’s a steam locomotive dating from 1908.