Eddy Merckx metro station

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(STIB-MIVB) Panneau Eddy Merckx.png
EddyMerckxHourRecordBike.jpg
Eddy Merckx's one-hour record bicycle is on display in the station
Location Josse Leemans, Anderlecht
Coordinates 50°49′00″N 4°16′51″E / 50.81667°N 4.28083°E / 50.81667; 4.28083Coordinates: 50°49′00″N 4°16′51″E / 50.81667°N 4.28083°E / 50.81667; 4.28083
Owned by STIB/MIVB
History
Opened 2003
Services
Preceding station   Brussels Metro   Following station
Terminus
Line 5

Eddy Merckx is a Metro station on the western branch of Line 5 of the Brussels Metro. It is named after Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx, five time winner of the Tour de France.

The station opened on 15 September 2003 as part of an extension between Bizet and Erasme/Erasmus stations. It is decorated with objects commemorating Merckx, including, displayed in a glass cabinet on the station platform, the bicycle on which he set the hour record in 1972.