24 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 28, 1435

A look at the most outstanding European metro stations. - Text and photos by AFP

A subway passenger stands on an escalator at the Olaias metro station in Lisbon.
A subway passenger stands on an escalator at the Olaias metro station in Lisbon.
A train leaves the subway station Westfriedhof in Munich, southern Germany. The subway station was opened on May 23, 1998. Eleven large lamps measuring 3.80 metres in diameter were installed in 2001 and bathe the station in blue, red and yellow light.
A train leaves the subway station Westfriedhof in Munich, southern Germany. The subway station was opened on May 23, 1998. Eleven large lamps measuring 3.80 metres in diameter were installed in 2001 and bathe the station in blue, red and yellow light.
Subway passengers walk at the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station in Moscow.
Subway passengers walk at the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station in Moscow.
Subway passengers walk at the Kievskaya metro station of the Koltsevaya Line in Moscow.
Subway passengers walk at the Kievskaya metro station of the Koltsevaya Line in Moscow.
Subway passengers walk at the Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow.
Subway passengers walk at the Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow.
People walk onto the platform as an U3 line train arrives at Heidelberger Platz station in Berlin. The underground station designed by German architect Wilhelm Leitgebel opened on October 12,1913 and with its high groin vault it is one of the most brightly decorated of the Berlin network. The eponymous square was named after the city of Heidelberg.
People walk onto the platform as an U3 line train arrives at Heidelberger Platz station in Berlin. The underground station designed by German architect Wilhelm Leitgebel opened on October 12,1913 and with its high groin vault it is one of the most brightly decorated of the Berlin network. The eponymous square was named after the city of Heidelberg.
People walk at the T-Centralen subway station in Stockholm. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists.
People walk at the T-Centralen subway station in Stockholm. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists.
People walk at the Stadion subway station in Stockholm.
People walk at the Stadion subway station in Stockholm.
People wait for their train to stop at the Solna subway station in Stockholm.
People wait for their train to stop at the Solna subway station in Stockholm.
People walk at the Solna subway station in Stockholm.
People walk at the Solna subway station in Stockholm.
People use the escalator at the Solna subway station  in Stockholm.
People use the escalator at the Solna subway station in Stockholm.
People walk in the ?Cathedral? with the Crater of Luz by artist Oscar Tusquet Blanca in the Toledo subway station as part of the ?Art Station Line 1? project in Naples.
People walk in the ?Cathedral? with the Crater of Luz by artist Oscar Tusquet Blanca in the Toledo subway station as part of the ?Art Station Line 1? project in Naples.
People walk in the ?Cathedral? with the Crater of Luz by artist Oscar Tusquet Blanca in the Toledo subway station as part of the ?Art Station Line 1? project in Naples.
People walk in the ?Cathedral? with the Crater of Luz by artist Oscar Tusquet Blanca in the Toledo subway station as part of the ?Art Station Line 1? project in Naples.
A general view of Komsomolskaya metro station of the Koltsevaya Line in Moscow subway. The station was opened in 1952.
A general view of Komsomolskaya metro station of the Koltsevaya Line in Moscow subway. The station was opened in 1952.

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