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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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  • Of course, from an architectural point of view, nothing special! But, all conveniently located and it is understandable, there is info on coffee machines. Went from this station to/from the airport, in Bruges, no problems with buying tickets and movements have arisen.
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  • Modern clean station. Very good local brand Thalys cherry color that run between Paris, Cologne and Brussels + Antwerp. Their Office to purchase tickets is also here. Convenient that the station is located almost in the heart of the city. Grand Palace Hotel in walking distance.
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  • International trains pass through, and the central train station in name only. Certainly close to the Grand place and the Royal Museum of fine arts, but surprisingly small. With the ticket home about six in all underground lines, service is always packed, so early. Toilet 0.5 euros, slightly lower than the South Station.
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