Head house


Head house

=Rail Terminals=

In the context of rail transport, head house refers to that portion of a passenger terminal not housing the tracks and platforms themselves. Typically, the head house contains ticket counters, toilets and baggage facilities, if there are any. Frequently the head house is centered on a waiting room for passengers. The waiting room may lead directly to the platforms, or there may be a separate passenger concourse between the platforms and other facilities.

Many other amenities are, or were, found in the larger terminals. For instance, when Cincinnati Union Terminal opened in 1933, the head house held a restaurant, lunch room, ice cream shop, news agent, drug store, small movie theater, men's and women's lounges, and restrooms that included changing rooms and showers. ["Cincinnati's New Union Terminal," "Railway Age", Vol. 94, No. 16, April 22, 1938 (Available as a reprint — "The Cincinnati Union Terminal" — from the [http://www.cincinnatirrclub.org/ Cincinnati Railroad Club] )]

ubways

In the context of subways, head house refers to that portion of a subway station that is above ground. It may be no more than a covered entrance. Frequently, though, the head house holds escalators and elevators and, sometimes, ticket agents.

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ee also

* Grand_Central_Terminal#Grand_Central_Depot
* Reading Terminal
* Chicago Northwestern Station#History
* St. Louis Union Station
* Howrah station#History
* Pavonia/Newport (PATH station)


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