Elevated stations or terminals


Slave to my route
I would like to ask is there any large railroad stations or terminals that were elevated? Speaking with a few members on the forum we are wanting to place a large station in the middle of a large city. We want to stay away from an underground approach much like Penn Station and Grand Central and at first it was going to be ground level when someone said "how about an elevated approach?" This has the possibility of a stunning look in Trainz. Makes sense too as it wouldn't disrupt steam delivery tractors, streetcars, and foot traffic in the city.

Just like when I asked about if dual turntables were prototypical, are or were there any large stations that had passenger trains enter and exit via elevated tracks?


There are/were various elevated stations and terminals around that I am aware of. For a couple of small to medium sized examples, we have

Haverhill, MA and Worcester, MA.


Worcester Union

Outside New England, there were many along the East Coast including the Reading Terminal in Philadelphia


This station once had a full elevated approach complete with retaining walls and elevated structures. Today the tracks have been lopped off from the building, and the complex is now a mall and convention center.

I'm sure there are many others. I agree this would be a pretty cool setup to have and you've given me some ideas.

Both Oligive and LaSalle St. Stations in Chicago are elevated. There are also some quasi-elevtated terminals, such as Detroit's old Michigan Central Terminal. Which due to the topography of the ground around the station, in some places could be considered elevated, and other places not. Elevated mainline stations are much more common over in Europe, and a few that spring to mind are: York (not a terminal but a major station), Berlin HbF (has both elevated & underground tracks), St Pancreas.