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Brussels Central Station, Brussels

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Brussels Central Station is a metro and railway station in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. It is the busiest railway station in Belgium and one of three principal railway stations in Brussels First completed in 1952 after protracted delays caused by economic difficulties and war, it is the newest of Brussels' main rail hubs.HistoryFor a long time Brussels North and Brussels South were the primary railway stations in Brussels (Brussels North slowly supplanted the original Groendreef/Allée Verte Station near the same site). However, they were joined only by an inadequate single track running along what is today the route of the Brussels inner ring road. Many proposals were put forward to link the two stations more substantially before a law was passed in 1909 mandating a direct connection. Victor Horta was awarded the design of the Central Station building complex in 1910. He finished the initial version in 1912. The Putterie district began to be razed to make way for the underground station and building complex. However work was halted by the First World War. Financial constraints limited work after the war, and in 1927 the government suspended the project altogether. In 1935 a new office dedicated to the project was set up and work resumed. The Central Station was planned as a hub in the connection. However, the Second World War slowed construction again. The interruptions and delays to construction left large areas filled with debris and craters for decades. The station was finally completed in October 1952 based on a modified design by Victor Horta.
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  • Is not allowed, no non-normal station. (You can change easily) stops at the next station, and then through the ICE train from Cologne, the Thalys, but Luxembourg train could ride from here. There are coin-operated lockers, restaurants, convenience stores, so the minimum necessary equipment. Did not do the Starbucks inside the station when we went. Renovation of I do not know well. Before going to the train station there is a small supermarket, has raised the food in there.
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  • Be sure to go on a day trip to Bruges took advantage. Morning, purchased a round-trip ticket at the counter, Daddy's Office, was in Japan, support us. Or line has helped write in Japan Japanese Kanji mixed or what train will take you further. Also asked my daughter's age, the 25-year-old? Until the will be half price tickets can be purchased at a discount price, fresh from a morning happy.
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  • The station closest to the center of Brussels, easy access, 5 minutes walk from the Grand-Place. Not very bad night, as other Brussels stations.
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