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Lausanne railway station

Lausanne railway station is the main intercity and regional railway station for the city of Lausanne, Switzerland. It is known as Lausanne CFF to distinguish it from others in the town. Lausanne is a through station, which sits at the junction of the Simplon, Olten–Lausanne and Lausanne–Geneva railway lines. Due to this, express passenger trains are available to a wide variety of destinations across the country. Passenger trains are run by SBB CFF FFS, the Swiss national rail company, with additional international trains run by companies from neighbouring France and Italy. There is a network of local services from Lausanne as part of the Léman RER, platforms for line 2 of the Lausanne Métro. Passenger facilities include Bureau de left luggage and lost property offices. Significant improvements are planned for the station by 2020. A third subway is to be constructed for platform access, along with longer platforms to allow larger trains. A new tunnel is to be built for the Lausanne Métro directly underneath the Renens end of the main line station, with new métro platforms directly connected to the subway, removing the need for some métro passengers to cross the square in front of the station.

History of rail transport in Switzerland Rail transport in Switzerland Media related to Lausanne railway station at Wikimedia Commons Interactive station plan

Hargeisa Airport

Egal International Airport (IATA: HGA, ICAO: HCMH, is an airport in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, named after Somaliland's second president Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal, the airport underwent major renovations in 2012–2013. In 2002 the airport handled 2,300 tons of cargo on a total of 1,750 landings; the airport was opened in 1954 by the British RAF, an expansion program was launched shortly afterwards and by 1958 a taxiway, parking area and terminal building had been built. The airport was modernized in the 1980s by the Siad Barre administration so as to accommodate larger aircraft and offer more flight destinations. During the events leading up to the Somali Civil War in the early 1990s, the airport's infrastructure was damaged. However, the facility was rehabilitated over the next several years; the airport was renamed to Egal Airport after the veteran politician Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal. Egal served as Somalia's Prime Minister in the early 1960s during the country's post-independence civilian administration, before becoming the second President of Somaliland.

In 2012, the airport's routes were temporarily suspended as its runway underwent major renovations, funded by the Somaliland authorities, Kuwait Fund and USAID. The facility was reopened on 17 August 2013, with enlarged arrival and departure terminals, as well as five new wind turbines. An installed wind data monitoring station will assist in powering the airport. In June 2014, the Government of Somaliland and the United States Agency for International Development inaugurated a new wind energy project at the airport; the new wind power facility is under the authority of the Somaliland Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, which will manage it through a public-private partnership and oversee its daily operations. The initiative is part of the larger Partnership for Economic Growth, a bilateral program that has invested over $14 million in Somaliland's energy and agriculture sectors as well as in private sector development; the partnership aims in particular to establish local renewable energy technologies, with the new wind energy facility expected to offer a more cost effective alternative to diesel fuel.

It is slated to provide power to both the Hargeisa airport and the surrounding communities. The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service: Aden Adde International Airport List of airports in Somalia Media related to Egal International Airport at Wikimedia Commons Airport information for HCMH at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006. Accident history for Hargeisa Airport, Somalia at Aviation Safety Network Aeronautical chart for Egal International at SkyVector

Flatiron Hotel

The Flatiron Hotel is located at 1722 St. Mary's Avenue in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Designed by architect George Prinz and constructed in 1912 as an office building, in 1914 it was renovated for use as a hotel. Today the building serves as office and commercial space, as well as housing an upscale restaurant, Flatiron Cafe, in downtown Omaha; the Flatiron Hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Drawing upon the original Flatiron Building in New York City, Augustus F. Kountze, a local banker and landowner, had the building erected as commercial and office space in 1912; the building, designed in the Georgian Revival style, is one of Omaha's most distinctive buildings. It has four stories with a circular tower at the point of the triangle, is highlighted by decorative brickwork. There is limestone trim around the entire building, with a brown brick exterior on the whole building. Landmarks in Omaha List of buildings named Flatiron Building