In 1969, the first underground section was inaugurated between Schuman and De Brouckère, 6 stations operated by trams were opened to the public. The first real heavy metro line was inaugurated on 20 September 1976. Since then, the number of stations has increased. The Brussels network currently has 69 stations. It is operated by the STIB and Brussels Mobility manages the infrastructure.
Today, the metro stations are subject to a sustained policy of infrastructure renovation in order to meet new standards and user needs. These renovations consist either of major renovations (such as De Brouckère) or of functional reorganisations such as the installation of lifts, ticket offices, escalators, etc.
Although not very visible, other equipment in stations has also been subject to increased maintenance and renewal in recent years to ensure the efficiency of the infrastructure.
The PARC station
An emergency exit between the platform towards the Central Station and the surface has been completed.
Four lifts are being installed and the entire station is being renovated.
To come: the construction of a new access on Montagne du Parc Street.
End of works: 2027
The GARE CENTRALE station
Renovation and expansion of the station with improved accessibility and new equipment.
See also the fact sheet on station accessibility
General project information
- Brussels city