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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 (prior to 4 April 2009 by lines 1A and 1B).
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
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 Josaphat-Schaarbeek line, 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
Schuman. The station sits on the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, a major city
thoroughfare, and is close to Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark.
Coordinates: 50°50′34″N 4°22′54″E / 50.84278°N