Estacion de Bilbao Concordia (Bilbao-Concordia Railway Station), Bilbao
The station idea was put forward by engineer Valentin Gorbeña. Gorbeña was also the builder of the Kadagua Railway. The station design was by architect Severino Achucarro. He had already assisted in the plan for the ensanche (widening) of the town in 1876. The name "Concordia" is from an agreement by investors to save the railway from bankruptcy.
The station is two stories high. The ground floor houses the main hall, cafeteria, ticket machines, and offices. The main entrance is on Bailen Street by the river. The rear access opens on Jose Maria Olavarri Street. Tracks and platforms are on the second floor.
The entrance facade is structured with painted iron masonry with large area openings for illumination. The center facade features a semicircular arch with a clock flanked by two lampposts. The pavilion has a Doric colonnade open to the platforms. The interior iron architecture has capitals featuring Hermes, the God of Commerce, and borders.
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