Schuman metro station

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(STIB-MIVB) Panneau SCHUMAN.png
Bruxelles-Schuman.jpg
LocationRue de la Loi/Wetstraat
Coordinates50°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
Owned bySTIB/MIVB
History
Opened17 December 1969; 49 years ago (1969-12-17)
Services
Preceding station   Brussels Metro   Following station
Line 1
Line 5

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

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.

Preceding station   NMBS/SNCB   Following station
EuroCity
toward Basel SBB
IC 16
toward Luxembourg
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
IC 17
From Monday to Friday, except holidays
toward Dinant
On weekends and holidays
IC 18
weekdays
toward Aalst
S 4
weekdays
Terminus
toward Mechelen
S 5
weekdays
toward Enghien
S 8
toward Leuven
S 9
weekdays
Terminus
S 81
weekdays
toward Ottignies

A new tunnel was due to open in time for December 2015 between Brussels-Schuman and Meiser, however this has been delayed until April 2016, affecting some of the services above.

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.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Schuman station, Brussels at Wikimedia Commons