Hejaz Railway Station

Hejaz Railway Station (Arabic: محطة الحجاز‎) is a former main railway station in central Damascus, Syria close to the Marjeh Square.

Hejaz Railway Station
محطة الحجاز
Damascus-Hejaz station.jpg
Coordinates33°30′40″N 36°17′42″E / 33.511149°N 36.294949°E / 33.511149; 36.294949Coordinates: 33°30′40″N 36°17′42″E / 33.511149°N 36.294949°E / 33.511149; 36.294949
Line(s)Hejaz railway
History
Opened1913
Closed1920

It was part of the Hejaz Railway, and there were many railway stations of the railway.

This includes 'Hejaz railway stations' at: al-Taibe, Amman, Anese, Bosra, D'ara, Derra, Djizeh, el-Akhthar, el-Ula, Haifa, Jisra, Kadem, Khamees, Makarin, Ma'an, Marfaq, Meda'in Saleh, Muazzem, Tabuk, Wadi Kelt, Wadi Rum, Zarqaa and Zat ul Hajj.[1]

It was designed by the Spanish architect Fernando de Aranda.[2]

Night view in 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See commons category Hejaz_Railway
  2. ^ Burns, Ross (2005), Damascus: A History, Routledge, p. 259, ISBN 9780415271059