Talk:Merode station

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Station name[edit]

Why is called Merode Station? Is it named after someone?

As it says in the first paragraph of the article, "The underground train station is located under the "Place Prince Jean de Mérode/Prins Jean de Mérodeplein," after which it is named."
I don't know whether the station, the square or the area came first, but in any case, I presume they all originate from Prince Jean de Merode. --David Edgar 07:49, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

The name of that station actually is "Merode", WITHOUT an accute accent above the first E. This article should be renamed!

And, for your information, Merode is the name of a Belgian dynasty which started in the 15th century.

All the best —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.201.80.253 (talkcontribs)

I tend to agree about changing the name. I did think about suggesting it before.
However, it's not quite as straightforward as you make out.
Mostly, both SNCB/NMBS and STIB/MIVB seem to call it "Merode" or "MERODE" (in upper case) on their signs, timetables and other publications.
However, there are instances in which it appears with an accent - for example on this list of stations in the zones. --David Edgar 18:58, 16 February 2007 (UTC)