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Schuman railway station

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Schuman is a railway and metro station in the City of Brussels located above the Schuman metro station. The station serves the European quarter of Brussels.

Brussels-Schuman
SNCB logo.svg Railway Station
Gare Bruxelles-Schumann - Octobre 2013 (2).JPG
Old station platform, now being replaced by renovations to expand station.
Location Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat
Coordinates 50°50′34″N 4°22′54″E / 50.84278°N 4.38167°E / 50.84278; 4.38167Coordinates: 50°50′34″N 4°22′54″E / 50.84278°N 4.38167°E / 50.84278; 4.38167
Owned by National Railway Company of Belgium
Other information
Station code BXLS
History
Opened 17 December 1969; 47 years ago (1969-12-17)
Services
Preceding station   Brussels Metro   Following station
Line 1
Line 5

Contents

RailEdit

The rail station (called Brussel-Schuman/Bruxelles-Schuman) is an elevated station, though its northeastern end is "underground" as it enters a hillside. Its ticket office is located immediately next to the metro station; at one end of the railway station platforms, a stairway leads down to the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station. Trains travelling between Brussels South station and Namur and Luxembourg call at the station. The NMBS/SNCB code for the station is FBSM.

A new tunnel was due to open in time for December 2015 between Brussels-Schuman and Meiser, however this was delayed until April 2016. This tunnel offers connections to Brussels National Airport and stations on the East ring line of Brussels.

Train servicesEdit

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • 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-27) Brussels Airport - Brussels-Luxembourg - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekdays)
  • Brussels RER services (S4) Aalst - Denderleeuw - Brussels-Luxembourg (- Etterbeek - Merode - Vilvoorde) (weekdays)
  • Brussels RER services (S5) Mechelen - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Halle - Enghien (- Geraardsbergen) (weekdays)
  • Brussels RER services (S8) Brussels - Etterbeek - Ottignies - Louvain-le-Neuve
  • Brussels RER services (S9) Leuven - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Braine-l'Alleud (weekdays, peak hours only)
  • Brussels RER services (S81) Schaarbeek - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Ottignies (weekdays, peak hours only)
Preceding station   NMBS/SNCB   Following station
IC 16
toward Luxembourg
weekdays
IC 17
toward Dinant
weekends
IC 18
weekdays
IC 27
weekdays
toward Aalst
S 4
weekdays
Terminus
toward Mechelen
S 5
weekdays
toward Enghien
S 8
toward Leuven
S 9
weekdays
Terminus
S 81
weekdays
toward Ottignies

RenovationEdit

From 2008 to 2016 the station (and the metro station) underwent major renovation works, increasing the station's capacity by 2 extra tracks. These connect to a tunnel to the old Schaerbeek-Josaphat station (and marshalling yard) on line 26, in order to offer direct quick connections to Antwerp, Leuven and Brussels Airport.[1] With this third connection, the station has become one of Brussels' largest. Its new glass roof allows more daylight into the station.

AreaEdit

This station is in the centre of the European quarter of Brussels, being adjacent to the Berlaymont building (headquarters of the European Commission), the Justus Lipsius building (Council of the European Union) and numerous other EU offices. The station is named after the area around the Schuman roundabout, which was named after Robert Schuman. The station sits on the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, a major city thoroughfare, and is close to Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Le tunnel Schuman-Josaphat Un chantier près de chez vous" (PDF). Info Riverains. Infrabel. 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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