These 17 Train Stations Are So Beautiful It's Hard To Believe They're Not Museums

These are the world's most beautiful underground train stations, and they are confusing us. Are these train stations, or art museums? We wouldn't mind waiting 30 minutes for the train to arrive in these beautiful, beautiful train stations.

1. Kiyevskaya Station - Koltsevaya Line Hall, Moscow, Russia

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2. Formosa Boulevard Station - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Formosa Boulevard is a transfer station for the Red and Orange Line in Kaohsiung City. The station is famous for the "Dome of Light," the world's largest public art installation that comprises individual pieces of colored glass.

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3. T-Centralen Station -Stockholm, Sweden

In "T-Centralen," "T" is an abbreviation for "tunnelbana," which in Swedish means "underground" or "subway."

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4. Central Park Station Station - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Central Park Station Station - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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5. Rådhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

This magnificent metro station in Rådhuset, Stockholm was built in 1975, and it serves as one of the best examples of organic architecture in the world! Commuters would be forgiven for thinking they had entered into a stunning underground cave or museum when they hopped off at this metro station!

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6. Bockenheimer Warte Station - Frankfurt, Germany

The Bockenheimer Warte Station is one of the most important transfer stations of the Frankfurt subway system. Here the C-line crosses with the U6 and U7, as well as the U4 which runs in the D-tunnel. You can also transfer to various bus lines and trams here.

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7. Bund Sightseeing Tunnel - Shanghai, China

The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel may not officially be a subway. However, it is a train trip well worth taking. To be exact, the Bund is a tunnel that runs underneath the Pu river.

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8. Slavyansky Bulvar Station - Moscow, Russia

The Moscow International Portal describes the stations of the Moscow subway as "underground palaces of Moscow."

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9. O'Hare Station, Chicago, Illinois

This metro station in Chicago, Illinois is one of America's most beautiful and impressive metro stations, and it isn't hard to see why! Located at O'Hare International Airport, the walls are made entirely from luminous, colored glass bricks. This metro station is definitely well worth the trip!

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10. Changi Airport MRT Station - Singapore

Changi Airport Mass Rapid Transition (MRT) Station was opened on February 8th, 2002. It serves as a pedestrian link between Terminals 2 and 3, as well as a connection to Singapore Expo, the largest convention and exhibition venue in Singapore with over 100,000 square meters of column-free, indoor space spread over 10 halls.

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11. Zoloti Vorota Station - Kiev, Ukraine

Zoloti Vorota Station - Kiev, Ukraine

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12. Olaias Station - Lisbon, Portugal

Like many others in Portugal, it boasts a contemporary interior design, including dramatic coloring and exquisitely crafted tiles. The International Architecture Yearbook, Issue 5, provides a great overview of the artistic highlights of the station.

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13. Puhung Station - Pyongyang, North Korea

Did you know that the Pyongyang Metro is the deepest in the world? The track runs 360 ft (110 m) underground! This station in North Korea opened in 1987, and since then it has become a national treasure. The metro station is decorated beautifully with ornaments and murals.

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14. Federal Triangle Station - Washington D.C., U.S.A.

It was opened on July 1st, 1977, and on January 13th, 1982, was the unfortunate location of the system's first failure when an eastbound Metro train on the Orange Line derailed just east of the station resulting in three fatalities.

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15. Kirovsky Zavod Station - St. Petersburg, Russia

The St. Petersburg subway might not be as majestic as its Moscow counterpart, but it is still impressive. In fact, it deserves a mention simply because it is the deepest subway in the world by the average depth of all the stations.

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16. Stadion Station, Stockholm, Sweden

This is Stadium Station in Stockholm, and it has been decorated with murals of rainbows and various other quirky and colorful additions. This particular photograph makes the station almost look like an ice cave, and we think it's an awesome idea to decorate a station so impressively!

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17. Elektrozavodskaya Station, Moscow, Russia

In comparison, the Kuala Lumpur LRT Station

Kuala Lumpur LRT Station

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