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Written by Andre Pronk - 10 Jun 2015
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Location notes
This is a local station on the main line on the edge of Antwerpen.
Railway type and traffic
Highspeed TGV (Thalys), international trains to the Netherlands, local trains and Freight.
It is a little deserted station, with a few trains stopping.
If you wish to change platforms you will need to use some deep stairs to the subway.
Road directions
From Antwerpen:
  • Take the E19 on from the Hospital Tunnel and N184
  • Continue on the E19 to the Groenendaallaan / N129. Take exit 1 Merksem from the E19
  • Turn right at the Groenendaallaan / N129
  • Destination will be on the right

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    Antwerpen Luchtbal map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    You can park your car in the area, but be careful not to leave valuables on show.
    Public transport
    Local trains from Antwerpen and from Essen call here.
    The local train from Roosendaal the Netherlands will alsostop here.
    Tram route number 6 runs under the station from Antwerpen Central station.

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    There is a McDonalds just to the east of the station.
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
    Antwerpen Luchtbal

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Antwerpen Luchtbal general view map
    Antwerpen Luchtbal close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Antwerpen Luchtbal

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    Photographic notes
    This station is suitable for all times of days. Keep in mind that you can stand here for about 1 hour and see no trains. But sometimes you get lucky and trains will passing by a lot. Keep in mind running up and down the stairs to the platforms can be a challenge!

    General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

    Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

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