Namur railway station

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Namur railway station (French: Gare de Namur, Dutch: Station Namen), officially Namur, is the main railway station serving Namur, Belgium. The station is used by 18,600[1] people every day, making it the eighth-busiest station in Belgium and the busiest in Wallonia.[1] It is operated by the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB/NMBS).

Namur
SNCB logo.svg Railway Station
Namur, treinstation 2007-05-01 10.22.JPG
General information
LocationPlace de la Station
5000 Namur
Belgium
Coordinates50°28′09″N 4°51′45″E / 50.46913°N 4.86247°E / 50.46913; 4.86247Coordinates: 50°28′09″N 4°51′45″E / 50.46913°N 4.86247°E / 50.46913; 4.86247
Elevation90 m
Owned byInfrabel
Operated byNMBS/SNCB
Line(s)125, 130, 154, 161, 162
Platforms6
Tracks11
Other information
Station codeFNR
History
Opened23 October 1843
Passengers
20097.11 millions

HistoryEdit

 
Namur railway station in 1904
 
Sortie de la gare, Namur, 1938 photograph by Léonard Misonne

The first railway connection to Namur was inaugurated in 1843, when the Belgian State Railways (Chemins de fer de l'État Belge) opened an indirect line from Brussels to Charleroi (via Braine-le-Comte), continuing to Namur. In 1850, the Compagnie du Nord-Belge inaugurated line 125, connecting Namur to Liège. In 1856, a third company reached Namur (Grande compagnie du Luxembourg) with a direct link to Brussels with line 161. Two years later, the company opened line 162 Namur–ArlonLuxembourg. In 1862, the Nord-Belge created line 154 Namur–Dinant. The current station building was inaugurated in 1864. In 1869, the Belgian State Railways put into service a sixth line (142) connecting Namur to Tienen; it was completely closed in 1988.

At the end of the 1990s, the passenger building was restored and enlarged by a slab covering the tracks. The station was served by a daily Thalys high-speed service to Paris between 1998 and 31 March 2015.[2] With the commissioning of the Schuman-Josaphat tunnel in Brussels on 3 April 2016, Namur obtained a direct link with Brussels Airport.

Train servicesEdit

The station is served by the following services:

  • Intercity services (IC-16) Brussels – Namur – Arlon – Luxembourg
  • Intercity services (IC-17) Brussels Airport – Brussels-Luxembourg – Namur – Dinant (weekdays)
  • Intercity services (IC-17) Brussels – Namur – Dinant (weekends)
  • Intercity services (IC-18) Brussels – Namur – Liege (weekdays)
  • Intercity services (IC-19) Lille – Tournai – Saint-Ghislain – Mons – Charleroi – Namur
  • 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 (K82) Maubeuge – Charleroi – Namur
  • Local services (L-01) Namur – Huy – Liège
  • Local services (L-08) Ottignies – Gembloux – Namur
  • Local services (L-11) Namur – Dinant – Bertrix – Libramont
  • Local services (L-14) Ottignies – Fleurus – Charleroi – Tamines – Namur – Jambes
  • Local services (L-16) Namur – Assesse (- Ciney)
Preceding station   NMBS/SNCB   Following station
IC 16
toward Luxembourg
weekdays
IC 17
toward Dinant
weekends
IC 18
weekdays
IC 19Terminus
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
toward Mons
IC 25
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
On weekends and holidays
toward Mouscron
On weekends and holidays
toward Liers
TerminusL 01
toward Ottignies
L 08Terminus
TerminusL 11
toward Libramont
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
toward Ottignies
L 14
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
Terminus
Terminus
TerminusL 16
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
toward Assesse
On weekends and holidays
toward Ciney
Preceding station TER Hauts-de-France Following station
Charleroi-South
towards Maubeuge
Krono
K82
Terminus

In addition to the above services, additional peak time trains are scheduled on weekdays (mornings and end of afternoons).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b lavenir.net (20 November 2013). "Bruxelles-Midi est la gare la plus fréquentée du pays, Namur 1re wallonne" (in French).
  2. ^ Dries De Smet (31 March 2015). "Thalys doet laatste keer Oostende en Namen aan" [Thalys stops at Ostend and Namur for the last time]. De Standaard (in Dutch).

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