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Brussels South Railway Station, Brussels

(2.4/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
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  • ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ a 35 point ♦ what I ate and went set, quarter Pounder and two in the set menu 14.5 euro Burger is both quite delicious. Reduce the amount of potatoes, (about Mac's), in addition to cold. Why shop in the microwave because it's Chin. Level barely eaten. Because soft drinks are all you can drink? You can not use WiFi at this level go Mac. ♦ customer service is operational. Almost everyone in Belgium was blunt. ♦ congestion was populated with about 2 / 3 seat, visit 20:00. ♦ is Belgium organized a famous fast food restaurant, a low level. Belgium is expensive, so if you're looking for cheap, good.
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  • For travel by train it is necessary to prepare in advance. From the airport you can take the train and get to South Station. Pointers are written in national languages. In English the Belgians do not write and did not speak. It was necessary to know beforehand what train and where to go. At the railway station of this information is difficult to obtain. You can buy a ticket from the vending machine, pay card. You must know where to go. Then on a ticket by turnstile can be spust'sja on to the platform. Via intermediate stations not written and conductors is not. The train stop is not announced. We found English-speaking companions and left. At the station there was a grocery shop. In theory it would be possible to buy some trifle and learn everything from the seller. We are not looking for easy ways.
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  • First our train towards Gent was delayed, then it disappeared from all screens, then it reappeared with a "retard à préciser" . Then platform change. Everyone running down the escalator. Again. Platfo...  more »
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  • The train station is pretty good. Not as organised as other main cities but that's only because of te recent terrorist attacks damages that they have to repair. But there are signs everywhere for things and everybody speaks English with plenty of food and chocolate shops around the corners so there's no problem at all.
  • Very poor information systems giving conflicting and inaccurate information. Apparently, our train's been at the platform (au quai, aan perron) for a good half hour. People tell us that information boards elsewhere in the station say there is an estimated delay of about 50 minutes. Reassuring, since the train is not (and has not been) at the station , and should have left 10 minutes ago. (The Thalys phone apps confirm that it's delayed.)
  • Beware pickpockets. Mostly for international and speedtrains, even Eurostar. And if you catch a train, be aware that they steal mostly on platforms and trains on hold. Keep an eye on stuff bags etc until doors are closed ans train departed.
  • Not as hard to navigate as it first seems. Needs more open public seating. Could use wind breaks to keep cold air out in the fall & winter.
  • BXL Midi/ Zuidstation (which means 'South Station' btw) is the biggest Brussels station in Brussels where international trains arrive/depart. Unfortunately not very organised. Don't worry, from this station, Brussels' centre is only 3 stops away with tram 3 or 4 ( get off at 'Beurs/Bourse').