Brussels-North Railway Station

Brussels-North Railway Station

Bruxelles-Nord / Brussel-Noord (Brussels North) is one of the three major railway stations in Brussels; the other two are Brussels Central and Brussels South. The station's bilingual French-Dutch name is generally translated to "Brussels North".

Every regular domestic and international train (except Thalys and the weekdays IC-B to Amsterdam) passing here also has a planned stop.

Brussels North also is the end point of the underground tram north-south axis and an important node of MIVB/STIB and De Lijn bus lines. More than 30 regional bus lines depart from here, as do international Eurolines coach services.

The station has 200,000 passengers per week, mainly commuters. It opens up to the Noordruimte/Espace Nord business district and is a starting place for inner-city visits.

Just like the other bigger stations in Brussels, Brussels-North is characterized by late maintenance and old-fashioned design. Meanwhile, there are plans to renovate the building, platforms and pedestrian subways. These long-due works should start at the end of 2008, when the renovation of Brussels-Central will be finished.

The station is located in the municipality of Schaerbeek in Brussels, in the middle of the Northern Quarter business district, with several corporation headquarters such as Belgacom Towers, Dexia Tower and others, government offices and Flemish ministries.

Just next to the station is Aarschot Street, an area of prostitution "behind windows".

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