The Toledo train station is similar to the
train stations you will find in other small
communities around Spain.
|Toledo City Guide
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||Actually, the train
station is reminiscent of many train
stations built in American small towns
during the 19th century.
Here you are
not going to have to worry about
which ticket window to use (there are
Left: Waiting at the Toledo train
Before arriving at
the train station, we had failed to check
departure times for trains to Madrids so we
were happily surprised to see the next train
would be leaving in 20 minutes. Joining
another 10 people in line, we watched the
minutes slip by as the person at the head of
the line appeared to be working out an
elaborate train route with the ticket agent.
Finally, the line started moving. Various
announcements (in Spanish) could be heard over
the PA. We started worrying whether we would get to
the ticket window in time to make the train.
Then all of a sudden, the people in the line
appeared obviously disgusted and soon my family,
with a few other foreign travelers, were the
only ones in front of the ticket window. With
the help of a French traveler we learned the
train to Madrid had been cancelled and there
was an hour and 45 minute wait for the next one.
I only wonder where all those other
people ran off to--the bus station?
Waiting at a train station gives one time
to admire its architecture. In the Toledo
train station you can study the marvelous
stained glass windows and roof truss structure.
It seems to me that early train stations
(both here in the U.S. and in Spain) have an elegance about them
disproportionate to the economic wealth prevalent
during the period of their construction. While I
recognize rail barons had the money to make the
rail stations ornate, what was the financial incentive to
turn the train station into a palace?
|The train station was built in
the 1920's in what is known as the
Mudejar architectural style.
coming out of the train station, you
can take one of the waiting taxis up
to the center of town or turn to the
right and walk up to the road where
you can catch the bus. If you decide
to walk up to the old town, consider
yourself forewarned. It isn't a short
walk and a lot of the walking is uphill.
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