May 19, 1869 In Australia, a railway station in the town of Musclebrook in the colony (now state) of New South Wales (NSW) was officially opened with considerable fanfare. (That town in the east-central section of NSW is now known as Muswellbrook.) This station was built as part of the NSW-based Great Northern Railway (the... Continue Reading →

May 17, 2018 A station on Line H of the Buenos Aires Underground rapid transit system (Subterráneo de Buenos Aires) was officially opened. This station in the northern section of Argentina’s capital and largest city is adjacent to its namesake, the University of Buenos Aires’ law school (formally known as the Faculty of Law, or... Continue Reading →

May 13, 1885 In Australia, the opening of a railway in the village of Oatlands in the central part of the island colony (now state) of Tasmania was celebrated with much enthusiasm. The Oatlands Railway was built as a short branch of the Main Line (also known as the South Line), a freight rail corridor... Continue Reading →

April 8, 2013 The first segment of the PHX Sky Train, a small-scale automated transit system transporting people within and also to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona’s capital and largest city, was opened to the public. Construction on this 1.7-mile (2.7-kilometer) segment of the PHX Sky Train had begun in 2008.... Continue Reading →

April 6, 2015 A station officially designated as Nemocnice Motol (Hospital Motol) was inaugurated as a new stop for passengers using the Prague Metro, the rapid transit system that serves the Czech Republic’s capital city. This surface station is located in the cadastral area known as Motol, which lies within the city’s municipality of Prague... Continue Reading →

March 23, 2019 An underground rapid transit station known as Arroyofresno was officially opened to the public in Spain’s capital city of Madrid. Arroyfresno is one of 31 stations on Line 7 of the Madrid Metro. With a length of 182 miles (293 kilometers) altogether, the Madrid Metro is the world’s 14th longest rapid transit... Continue Reading →

February 18, 2015 A newly built train station was officially dedicated in the city of Tukwila in Washington’s King County. (Tukwila is located just south of Seattle.) Tukwila station was constructed by Sound Transit (ST), a public agency serving the Seattle metropolitan area, as a replacement for a temporary station that had been at that... Continue Reading →

February 3, 2014 A newly completed bus station in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala in southwestern India, was opened for public use. This 7.4-acre (3-hectare) transit complex is specifically located in the neighborhood of Thampanoor in the central part of Thiruvananthapuram. Thampanoor bus station (also known as Central bus station) was... Continue Reading →

January 28, 2000 In Greece, the Syntagma station made its formal debut as part of the rapid transit system serving the capital city of Athens and other municipalities within the country’s region of Attica. This station was one of several stations opened at the same time as the inauguration of Lines 2 and 3 of... Continue Reading →

January 7, 2010 The Los Dominicos underground metro station first went into service in the vicinity of Chile’s capital city of Santiago. This station is a facility of Line 1 of the rapid transit system known as the Santiago Metro. The Los Dominicos station was built – along with the Escuela Militar, Manquehue, and Hernando... Continue Reading →

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