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Hejaz Railway Station, Damascus: 9 reviews and 21 photos

The Hejaz Railway Sation, built in 1917, stands incongruously in the heart of the modern city. It was once the northern terminus of a railway line that took pilgrims all the way to Medina in Saudi Arabia. However, almost as soon as the line was completed it was blown up by Lawrence of Arabia, to prevent it from being used by Turkish and German forces.

The track has now been dug up. The station is still an attractive building, however, and in front of it stands a 1908 steam engine.

Address: Saahat Hejaz

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2007
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