Hejaz Railway Station
|Hejaz Railway Station
Hejaz Railway Station (Arabic: محطة الحجاز) is a main railway station in central Damascus, Syria close to the Marjeh Square. It was built by the Ottomans between 1913 and 1917 as the northern terminus of the Hejaz railway. The railway was intended to ferry pilgrims to Medina and was designed by the Spanish architect Fernando de Aranda. The station's interior has a beautiful decorated ceiling. The station is closed for a much-delayed project to see it expanded to include a high-rise hotel, shopping mall and underground railway, and trains leave from Qaddam station.
- Burns, Ross (2005), Damascus: A History, Routledge, p. 259, ISBN 9780415271059
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