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Subways and train in movement

Schuman subway station - Brussels

 

Schuman station went under major rebuild to add a connection with a new train line going to the airport. The works lasted 8 years (2008-2016) because of the need to bury deeper the station together with the tunnel below the station of a 3-lane-motorway.

 

For those who don't know Brussels city, Brussels-Schuman station is famous because it is underneath the famous Schuman roundabout/European quarter, where stand notably the "Berlaymont" building of the EU commission, the "Justus Lipsius" & the "Europa" buildings accomodating the European council and the council of EU (which are 2 different institutions) and where are seen many TV vans and journalists waiting for action or where every single demonstration against EU comission policies finishes.

 

In the subway bomb attack of March 2016, the suicide bomber had initially planned to detonate his explosive at the iconic Schuman metro station with the idea to smash the heart of Europe. After making a mistake, he detonated his bomb one station further.

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Taken on January 3, 2018