Schuman station

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Brussels-Schuman
SNCB logo.svg Railway Station
Station Schuman.jpg
Old station platform, now being replaced by renovations to expand station.
Station statistics
Address Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat
Coordinates 50°50′34″N 4°22′54″E / 50.84278°N 4.38167°E / 50.84278; 4.38167Coordinates: 50°50′34″N 4°22′54″E / 50.84278°N 4.38167°E / 50.84278; 4.38167
Other information
Opened 1969
Station code BXLS
Owned by National Railway Company of Belgium
Services
Preceding station   Brussels Metro   Following station
Line 1
Line 5

Schuman station is a railway and metro station in the City of Brussels. The metro station opened in 1969 and serves the European quarter of Brussels.

Metro[edit]

The Schuman metro station was first opened in 1969 as a "premetro" station (i.e., a station served by underground tramways). The metro then replaced the tramways on 20 September 1976. It is now served by the metro lines 1 and 5.

Rail[edit]

The rail station (called Brussel-Schuman/Bruxelles-Schuman) is an elevated station, though its northeastern end is "underground" as it enters a hillside. Its ticket office is located immediately next to the metro station; at one end of the railway station platforms, a stairway leads down to the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station. Trains travelling between Brussels South station and Namur and Luxembourg call at the station. The NMBS/SNCB code for the station is FBSM.

Renovation[edit]

The station is currently undergoing major renovation works, increasing the station's capacity by 2 extra tracks. These will connect to a tunnel to the old Schaerbeek-Josaphat station (and marshalling yard) on line 26, in order to offer direct quick connections to Antwerp, Leuven and Brussels Airport.[1] With this third connection, the station will become one of Brussels' largest and have a new glass roof allowing more daylight into the station.

Area[edit]

This station is in the centre of the European quarter of Brussels, being adjacent to the Berlaymont building (headquarters of the European Commission), the Justus Lipsius building (Council of the European Union) and numerous other EU offices. The station is named after the area around the Schuman roundabout, which was named after Robert Schuman. The station sits on the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, a major city thoroughfare, and is close to Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark.

Rail connections[edit]

International rail lines[edit]

Preceding station   EuroCity   Following station
Vauban
toward Chur
Iris
toward Zürich Hbf
Preceding station   SNCB   Following station
IC J
toward Luxembourg

Main national rail lines[edit]

Preceding station   SNCB   Following station
IC J
toward Luxembourg
IC M
toward Dinant and Liers
toward Binche
IR l

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le tunnel Schuman-Josaphat Un chantier près de chez vous". Info Riverains. Infrabel. 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Schuman station, Brussels at Wikimedia Commons