Your only clue is this picture. You have to find where it has been taken!

enter image description here

I will add some hints if noone finds.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure this is possible, unless someone actually happens to visit this particular station often. The only thing to go off in this picture is the possible logo on the train. Even if it is a logo and you find the train company it belongs to, you then have all that countries rail stations to go through, every single platform, to find this exact location. I don't think anyone want's to do that, or possibly even could do that. $\endgroup$ Apr 1 '20 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ I've downvoted because there doesn't seem to be an intended "path to the answer" -- the only real way to solve it seems to be already being familiar with that location. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Apr 1 '20 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ Is this a steganography puzzle? If so, please put in the [steganography] or [enigmatic-puzzle] tags. My random guess here is the Todaimae Station [N12] in Tokyo on the Namboku line. $\endgroup$
    – Cloudy7
    Apr 1 '20 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ In the gist of "you're in a hot-air balloon" from this joke: The picture has been taken on a railway platform. :) $\endgroup$ Apr 3 '20 at 7:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi, it seems that the selected answer prooves you wrong. I think both answer's writers never went to this station. $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Apr 3 '20 at 21:43

Based on the find by @plasticinsect,

I've looked at the 18 stations on the Line 9 (Emerald line) and I think I've found a match! Of the 18 stations, only 2 (as far as I could tell) had stairs leading down from the platform, while the rest had stairs leading up. The 2 stations were Autódromo and Primavera-Interlagos, but only Autódromo seems to fit all the clues in the picture.

Here's a zoom from Google Earth:

enter image description here

The picture in the OP appears to have been taken

by the red fire extinguisher, facing mainly towards the stairs.

The matching clues are:

The emerald station sign
The fire extinguisher on the pole to the right
The camera hanging from the ceiling
The black information board (I assume) over the stairs
The general layout of the roof and the poles holding it up

  • $\begingroup$ Impressive search :) $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Apr 3 '20 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ @JKHA Thanks! Took just a couple of hours. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Apr 4 '20 at 14:55

Partial answer:

This is one of the 94 CPTM transit stations that exist in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. I have no way of knowing which station it is, however.

I found this by creating a cropped, rotated, and stretched version of the logo from the image:
enter image description here
and then doing a reverse image search on this logo. The "Pages that include matching images" section of the results gave me the name of the transit agency, and then it was a simple matter to search Wikipedia for that.

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    $\begingroup$ You could probably narrow it down to Line 9 or 10 given the color of the station sign. $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Apr 1 '20 at 22:04
  • $\begingroup$ This is a BIG improvement for the answer, and if I could have selected a second one for the answer, it'd clearly be you :) $\endgroup$
    – JKHA
    Apr 3 '20 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ @JKHA No worries. I definitely think Jens has earned the check mark here. I posted this partial answer so it could be used as a starting point by others to find the full answer. If I hadn't wanted anyone to do that, I wouldn't have posted. $\endgroup$ Apr 3 '20 at 22:04

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