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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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  • It is leading to be able to move to any point of Brussels, very good links, metro, train, and a few minutes tram. Very good.
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  • The station is fine, and it is pretty close the main attractions like Manneken Pis or the Grand Place. But it would have been better if this was where the Thalys train stops. Rather it stops at the Br...  more »
  • There are no complaints of it, works great, has an easy reading to access the terraces and know how long it takes the train you catch, with screens to be updated constantly. Get the ticket by machine is good also although there isn't language in Spanish and I don't understand it.
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