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The best railway stations in Europe named - and it's London's St Pancras...

The best railway stations in Europe named – and London's St Pancras International is number 1 (with no French stations in the top 10)

  • Researchers rated more than 50 of the largest railway stations in Europe
  • The stations were scored on factors such as signal quality and number of stores
  • Zurich Central Station is the second, while Germany's Leipzig Central Station is the third
  • At the bottom of the ranking is the Magenta station in the French capital

London's St Pancras International has been named the best train station in Europe in a new ranking.

The researchers analyzed 51 of the largest stations in Europe and rated them on factors such as the quality of signage, the convenience of accessing platforms and the number of stores and restaurants.

Zurich Central Station, Switzerland, is second in the ranking, while Leipzig Central Station, Germany, is third.

London's St Pancras International, pictured, was named the best train station in Europe in a new ranking

The ranking, called the European Railway Station Index, was compiled by the Consumer Choice Center (CCC).

Other factors that were taken into account in the creation of the ranking were the availability of hitchhiking services, the number of international destinations served, the average number of strike days and the existence of first class lounges.

St Pancras, at the top of the ranking, claims to be number one because researchers say it has "a low number of strike days, high convenience for passengers and international connectivity".

Second, Zurich has a large number of shops and restaurants, while Leipzig is third for serving 51 domestic and six international destinations.

Zurich Central Station is in second place. It was praised for its high number of shops and restaurants

Zurich Central Station is in second place. It was praised for its high number of shops and restaurants

Leipzig claims third for serving 51 domestic and six international destinations

Leipzig claims third for serving 51 domestic and six international destinations

Fourth is Rome's Termini station and fifth is Munich Central Station.

Hamburg and Berlin Central Stations are in sixth place, with Milan Central Station in eighth.

Moscow Kazansky and Frankfurt Central Station make up the rest of the top 10 in ninth place.

Other UK railway stations in the ranking are Birmingham New Street (11th), London Bridge (14th), London Victoria (20th), London Victoria (20th), London Liverpool Street (25th) and London Euston (32nd).

The station at the bottom of the ranking is the Magenta station in Paris.

Copenhagen's Nørreport Station (50), Haussmann-Saint-Lazare (49) and Châtelet-Les Halles (48) are also doing poorly. The latter two are both in Paris.

Fourth, is Rome's Termini station. It is one of the two Italian stations in the top 10. The other is Milan Centrale

Fourth, is Rome's Termini station. It is one of the two Italian stations in the top 10. The other is Milan Centrale

Fred Roeder, managing director of the Consumer Choice Center, said: & # 39; As any traveler knows, during peak hours, many railway stations face peak passengers, and this experience reaches everyone who takes a train.

Highlights were given to stations that offered great destinations across the continent and also had a healthy mix of shops, restaurants and conveniences.

We also reward stations that experience the least number of strike days, something that passengers in many countries could only hope for.

& # 39; London St Pancras not only looks like an out-of-this-world station, it also tops that index as the best train station in Europe. Generally, Germany and Italy lead the way in Europe.

& # 39; Half of Europe's top 10 stations are in Germany and two in Italy. No French stations have reached the top 10. & # 39;

THE 51 BEST RAILWAY STATIONS IN EUROPE

1. St. Pancras International, London

2. Zurich Central Station

3. Leipzig Central Station

4. Roma Termini

5. Munich Central Station, Munich

6 = Hamburg Central Station

6 = Berlin Central Station

8. Milano Centrale, Milan

9 = Moscow Kazansky

9 = Frankfurt Central Station

11 = Bern Train Station

11 = Birmingham New Street

13. Hanover Central Station

14 = Utrecht Central Station

14 = London Bridge

16. Gare du Lyon

17 = Nuremberg Central Station

17 = Cologne Central Station

17 = Naples Central Station

20 = London Victoria

20 = Vienna Central Station

20 = Rotterdam Central Station

23 = Düsseldorf Central Station

23 = Amsterdam Central Station

25 = London Liverpool Street

25 = Gare du Nord, Paris

27 = Essen Central Station

27 = Bremen Central Station

29 = Stuttgart Central Station

29 = Paris Saint Lazare

31. Gare Montparnasse, Paris

32 = Moscow Kursky

32 = London Euston

32 = Barcelona Sants

32 = Madrid Atocha

36 = London Waterloo

36 = Berlin Zoologischer Garten

38 = Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Florence

38 = Bologna Central Station

38 = Roma Tiburtina

41. Moscow Yaroslavsky

42. Helsinki Central Station

43 = Vienna Mitte, Vienna

43 = Berlin Friedrichstraße

43 = Dortmund Central Station

46. ​​Oslo Central Station

47. Torino Porta Nuova, Turin

48. Châtelet-Les Halles, Paris

49. Haussmann-Saint-Lazare, Paris

50. Nørreport, Copenhagen

51. Magenta, Paris

Source: Consumer Choice Center

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