Kortrijk railway station
|Opened||22 September 1839|
|Owned by||National Railway Company of Belgium|
Kortrijk railway station is the main railway station in the Belgian city of Kortrijk and one of the busiest railway stations in Belgium. Its NMBS/SNCB internal code is LK. The station was first inaugurated on 22 September 1839.
The following railway lines converge in this railway station: line 66 (Bruges - Kortrijk) and line 75 (Ghent - Moeskroen). Previously, there was also line 83 (Kortrijk - Ronse). Railway lines 69 (Kortrijk - Ieper - Poperinge) and 89 (Denderleeuw - Kortrijk) begin just outside the railway station.
The building itself was enlarged several times. The second building opened in 1857 and was enlarged in 1876. This monumental building originally included a glass and iron construction covering the platforms and rails. This construction and the original building were severely damaged during World War II.
After the war, a brand new station was inaugurated on 7 July 1956. The structure covering the platforms and rails was demolished and replaced by awnings covering the platforms.
Today[when?] the station serves the lines:
- Oudenaarde - Denderleeuw - Brussels - Sint-Niklaas
- Moeskroen - Lille (Fr)
- Ghent - Sint-Niklaas - Antwerp
- Bruges - Blankenberge
- Roeselare - Bruges - Ostend
- Ypres - Poperinge
Stop train-connections to:
Railway stations in Kortrijk
Other railway stations in Kortrijk are:
- Kortrijk-Vorming railway station (previously called Congostatie)
- Bissegem railway station
Former railway stations in Kortrijk are:
- Aalbeke railway station
- Heule railway station
- Heule-Leiaarde railway station
- Kortrijk-Weide railway station
- Kortrijk-West railway station
- Marke railway station
- Sint-Katerine railway station
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