Schuman railway station
Old station platform, now replaced by an expanded station.
|Location||Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat|
|Owned by||National Railway Company of Belgium|
|Opened||17 December 1969|
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.
A new tunnel was due to open in time for December 2015 between Brussels-Schuman and Meiser, however this was delayed until April 2016. This tunnel offers connections to Brussels National Airport and stations on the East ring line of Brussels.
The station is served by the following service(s):
- Intercity services (IC-16) Brussels - Namur - Arlon - Luxembourg
- Intercity services (IC-17) Brussels Airport - Brussels-Luxembourg - Namur - Dinant (weekdays)
- Intercity services (IC-17) Brussels - Namur - Dinant (weekends)
- Intercity services (IC-18) Brussels - Namur - Liege (weekdays)
- Intercity services (IC-27) Brussels Airport - Brussels-Luxembourg - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekdays)
- Brussels RER services (S4) Aalst - Denderleeuw - Brussels-Luxembourg (- Etterbeek - Merode - Vilvoorde) (weekdays)
- Brussels RER services (S5) Mechelen - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Halle - Enghien (- Geraardsbergen) (weekdays)
- Brussels RER services (S8) Brussels - Etterbeek - Ottignies - Louvain-la-Neuve
- Brussels RER services (S9) Leuven - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Braine-l'Alleud (weekdays, peak hours only)
- Brussels RER services (S81) Schaarbeek - Brussels-Luxembourg - Etterbeek - Ottignies (weekdays, peak hours only)
|Preceding station||NMBS/SNCB||Following station|
toward Brussels National Airport
toward Brussels National Airport
From 2008 to 2016 the station (and the metro station) underwent major renovation works, increasing the station's capacity by 2 extra tracks. These 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. With this third connection, the station has become one of Brussels' largest. Its new glass roof allows more daylight into the station.
Above ground works, winter 2011. Major above ground work not yet begun. The Europa building is under construction in background.
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.
- "Le tunnel Schuman-Josaphat Un chantier près de chez vous" (PDF). Info Riverains. Infrabel. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
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