Gare do Oriente

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Lisbon Orient Station
Gare do Oriente

Intermodal station
Plataforma ferroviaria da Gare do Oriente.jpg
Station statistics
Address Ed. Gare do Oriente, piso 1
Av. D. João II
1990 - 233 Lisboa
Coordinates 38°46′04″N 9°05′57″W / 38.76778°N 9.09917°W / 38.76778; -9.09917Coordinates: 38°46′04″N 9°05′57″W / 38.76778°N 9.09917°W / 38.76778; -9.09917
Line(s) North Line
South Line
Sintra Line
Azambuja Line
Structure type Modern architecture
Platforms 8
Parking yes
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 1998
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Comboios de Portugal
Preceding station   Lisbon Metro   Following station
Red Line
toward Aeroporto

Gare do Oriente (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡaɾ(ɨ) du oɾiˈẽt(ɨ)]) or Lisbon Orient Station is one of the main transport hubs in Lisbon, Portugal. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and built by Necso.[1] It was finished in 1998 for the Expo '98 world's fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located.

It encompasses a Lisbon Metro station, a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police station.

The station bears considerable resemblance to Calatrava's earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto's Brookfield Place. Some influence from Gothic architecture can also be found.

Oriente Station is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York.

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