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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #21
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Magnificent, seems similar to London St Pancras in that a grand railway cathedral is being revitalised thanks to the ever expanding European high speed railway network
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #22
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #23
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Yesterday I was in Antwerp. It was a historical moment for me: the first time that I entered the new part of the magnificent railwaycathedral where they worked on for about 8 years. It's realy impressive and the whole station isn't finished yet. At the end of this year floor 0 & -1 will open (floor +1 is already open since several years)! At the lowest floor -2 wich has just opened (about 20 meters underground) the trains can ride through a 3,8 km long tunnel under the city of Antwerp to the north of Belgium. Also high speed trains like Thalys will use the tunnel for travels to the Netherlands.






































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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #24
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When will the lower railway in the tuneel be opened?
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Old April 11th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #25
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When will the lower railway in the tuneel be opened?
The railwaytunnel and the -2 floor of the Central Station opened at march 23 this year.
With the tunnel trains can travel to the north of Belgium and international trains can go to the Netherlands, without making a tour around the city wich cost much more time.





This part is open right now:

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Old April 17th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #26
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The lower tunnels may well be open but does anyone know when high speed trains will start running the Brussels/Amsterdam route via this station?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #27
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The lower tunnels may well be open but does anyone know when high speed trains will start running the Brussels/Amsterdam route via this station?
NS Hispeed starts it's regional services from 09-12-2007 via the new highspeed-line. Though the maximum speed will be restricted to 160 km/h untill december 2008. From 12-2008 Thalys will run via the new line from Amsterdam to Brussels and Paris at 300 km/h.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #28
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Old April 20th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #29
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Thanks for the info thtc
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #30
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Some other pictures of the Antwerp Central Station:

The lowest level: 20 meters underground:



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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #31
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Is this the entrance at the Kievitstraat?
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Old June 17th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #32
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Is this the entrance at the Kievitstraat?
It's idd close to the new Kievit entrance but this is not the new entrance itself. It's the part on the picture below that is coverd with glass and it looks very nice if you walk there :

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Old June 17th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #33
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This station is amazing!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #34
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Wow! really cool design.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #35
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New pictures of the Antwerp Railwaycathedral thanks to member 'Da_Vinci'.

















A second and spectacular entrance to the station is been built:
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Old December 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #36
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #37
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New 'old' floor in the 'tickethall': (pics by De Snor)





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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #38
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Extremely cool!
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #39
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This station is so amazing! I can't wait to take the highspeed train Antwerp-Amsterdam next year!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #40
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