Waiting for a train a pleasure in Holland

A railway station in the Netherlands by Dutch studio NL Architects comprises a cross formation of shipping containers that frame a transparent waiting room and cafe by the side of the train tracks.

The company designed the Barneveld Noord station for Dutch national railway service ProRail, which is upgrading 20 stations as part of a campaign called Prettig Wachten, or Pleasant Waiting. The aim is to make waiting for trains a more comfortable experience for passengers

“One of the keys to the success of Prettig Wachten is to introduce human presence on these stations, to create some sort of informal supervision,” said the architects, adding they intend to add
features such as WIFI and artwork to stations.