International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Urban and Architectural Impacts of Hejaz Railway in Mafraq-Jordan
Abdelmajeed Rjoub, Rami Khaled Al-Shawabkeh

The study seeks to highlight the urban and architectural impacts of Hejaz railway stations that were constructed during the Ottoman rule in Mafraq governorate, especially the impact of the Mafraq station on the emergence of Mafraq city. This research used the descriptive and analytical approaches. Through reviewing and analysing the stations, the attached buildings and utilities revealed a clear impact on evolution and development of communities located along the railway, and also identifies the architectural styles of station buildings. This research concludes with multi recommendations focusing on the communities sited alongside the railway line. These recommendations give an opportunity to take care of the stations conservation and rehabilitation to get more contribution in the economic and touristic development, therefore this will generally achieve more benefits for the region.

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