Charleroi-South railway station
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|Location||Square des martyrs du 18 août, Charleroi|
|Owned by||National Railway Company of Belgium|
|Line(s)||117, 118, 124, 130, 130A, 132, 130, 140|
- The first railway connection to Charleroi is inaugurated in 1843, when the Belgian state railway company (Compagnie de l'État Belge) opens an indirect line from Brussels to Charleroi (via Braine-le-Comte), continuing to Namur.
- 1848: opening of a line by the Compagnie de l'Entre Sambre et Meuse to Walcourt and Morialmé, to support local extractive industries.
- 1852: opening of a line by the Compagnie du Nord Belge to connect Charleroi with its Northern French network, via Erquelinnes.
- 1855: opening of a line by the Compagnie du Grand Central Belge to Ottignies.
- 1874: opening of the current more direct line to Brussels, via Nivelles. The current station building is inaugurated the same year.
- 1949: the line to Brussels is electrified, making the second railway line in Belgium to be electrified after the Brussels to Antwerp line in 1935.
- June 2011: after seven years of work, the renovated station is inaugurated. Renovation includes the exterior of the 1874 building, the interior (including a new shopping gallery), tunnels, as well as the square in front of the station.
The station is served by the following services:
- Intercity services (IC-05) Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekdays)
- Intercity services (IC-19) Lille - Tournai - Saint-Ghislain - Mons - Charleroi - Namur
- Intercity services (IC-24) Charleroi - Walcourt - Mariembourg - Couvin
- Intercity services (IC-25) Mons - Charleroi - Namur - Huy - Liege (weekdays)
- Intercity services (IC-25) Mouscron - Tournai - Saint-Ghislain - Mons - Charleroi - Namur - Huy - Liege - Liers (weekends)
- Intercity services (IC-27) Brussels Airport - Brussels-Luxembourg - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekdays)
- Intercity services (IC-31) Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekends)
- Local services (L-06) Luttre - Manage - La Louvière - Charleroi (weekdays)
- Local services (L-06) Manage - La Louvière - Charleroi (weekends)
- Local services (L-06A) Manage - Luttre - Charleroi (weekends)
- Local services (L-07) Erquelinnes - Lobbes - Charleroi
- Local services (L-14) Ottignies - Fleurus - Charleroi - Tamines - Namur - Jambes
|Preceding station||NMBS/SNCB||Following station|
toward Lille Flandres
toward Brussels National Airport
In addition to the above services, additional peak time trains are scheduled on weekdays (mornings and end of afternoons).
|Opened||21 June 1976|
The Charleroi-South pre-metro station, simply known as South (French: Sud) on network maps, was opened in 1976. Along with Vilette, Sud was the first station to enter service on the Charleroi pre-metro. Located at street level, Sud was a dead-end station until the opening of the last section of the central loop of the Charleroi metro, on February 27, 2012.
- Didier Albin, "La nouvelle gare de Charleroi sera inaugurée ce week-end", Le Soir, Brussels, 23 June 2011.
- Article about final Thalys to Ostend