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Written by Andre Pronk - 15 Aug 2015
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Location notes
This is the main station of the capital of Belgium, Brussel.
The station has two names, because the city has two languages:
- Brussel Zuid (Dutch)
- Gare du Midi (French)
Railway type and traffic
Passenger trains, High speed (ICE & Thalys), and Eurostar. Freight is limited, but can pass by sometimes.
Environment
It is a big station with 22 platforms, and is a quite safe place, but watch out for pick-pockets.
Road directions
From Antwerpen:
  • On the E19 follow to Schaerbeek
  • Take the exit towards Centre / Centre from the E40.
  • Continue on the N23.
  • Take the R20 to the Avenue Fonsny / N265 in Saint-Gille.

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    Brussel Zuid - Midi map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    There are parking places in the area but they are expensive.
    Public transport
    You can reach Brussel Zuid from all direction in Belgium and from the Netherlands, Germany,Luxembourg, England.

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    Amenities
    There are toilets are available (50 euro cents), restaurants, coffee shops, and there is also a supermarket.
    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.
    Brussel Zuid - Midi

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Brussel Zuid - Midi general view map
    Brussel Zuid - Midi close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
    Brussel Zuid - Midi



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    Photographic notes
    From platform 4 through to 21 you can take pictures in several directions. North side in the morning, south side mainly in the afternoon.


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

    
Fig 1 - Looking north east


    Fig 2 - Looking north east

    
Fig 2 - Looking north east


    Fig 3 - Looking south east

    
Fig 3 - Looking south east


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