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Brussels Central Station, Brussels

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2.3/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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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  • I think stay-traveller comes to this station many times. We went to Belgium in Thalys from Amsterdam, but not here, arrived at South Station was. Had been mistaken and the midi is the name of the station is the central station is found in the middle. Comment from them. More recent Central Station Brussels station. Restaurants, so whenever you are busy with tourists.
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  • In itself a nice drive, but what a neglect ... Horta Gallery: empty shops, escalators that long been defective. Also the blue lights on the escalators were largely defective, making it more on a nightclub seemed than on a drive (the lamps flickered). Also in the station itself is very fond of with the neglect, making the station an unpleasant impression. Too bad, because this drive would just be a gem provided a good maintenance.
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  • Easy to navigate, luggage storage was awesome but nowhere to get change for bills so if you don't have the 4-5 euro in coins, you'll need to buy something. 
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