Template:Infobox station Schuman station is a railway and metro station in the City of Brussels. The metro station opened in 1969 and serves the European quarter of Brussels.
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.
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.
The station is currently undergoing major renovation works, increasing the station's capacity by 2 extra tracks. These will 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 will become one of Brussels' largest and have a new glass roof allowing more daylight into the station.
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.
Schuman metro station under renovations, 2011
- Schuman ground renos 2011.jpg
Above ground works, winter 2011. Major above ground work not yet begun. Résidence Palace under construction in background.
- Schuman metro station during works 2013-07 B.JPG
Metro platform in Summer 2013: The ceiling of an intermediate platform has been removed and reveals the shape of the new station.
International rail lines
Main national rail lines
- A peek on the future Schuman Station - December 9, 2007 ifrancis blog