Buildings - Western Railway Station
Western Railway Station is one of the most frequently used meeting points in Budapest, on the line of tram 4-6, in the vicinity of West End shopping center. The station building – first called Budapest then Western Railway Station—follows the architectural tradition of the French renaissance as well as that of the contemporary French station architecture. The architecture plans were made by Gustave Eiffel’s office in Paris – which later became famous for the building of the Eiffel Tower. Based on these plans, the building was built between 1874-77. The glass façade looking at the street is its best-known feature, with the typical French railway station pentagon shape. The station connects Budapest with the rest of the country, and also there are direct trains to the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport as well.