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During my visit to Antwerp, I brought a visit to this new railway station, as usual try I here again to showing a good perspective.

The north-south link in a new Antwerpen-Centraal
The central station of Antwerp is from late March 2007 for staging a high-speed train. Antwerp Central is finally as an international station with allure. The city of Antwerp and the SNCB want this renewal of the Central Station also seize the station area a new impetus.
North-south route
The NMBS has been working since May 1998 with the construction of the north-south route which opened in March 2007. This is the new rail link between the stations Antwerpen-Berchem and Antwerpen-Luchtbal.
This Antwerp north-south route to a solution to the limited capacity of the current Central Station. This compound may directly under the train tracks to the northern city of Antwerp and vice versa. The trains from the south to the Long Leemstraat dives underground. This stop at Antwerp Central and go straight on to the north. They are then at the height of the Dam Square to the top. The connection is approximately 4 kilometer long.
The new Antwerpen-Centraal
The new station consists of four levels. The level-1 gets 4 tracks end there, the lower level (-2) is part of the north-south route and will therefore be used by the high-speed trains and other trains to the north of the province and the Netherlands. A total of 14 tracks are.
The ground level (0) is for travelers. An arcade runs along an open area with views on all underground and above ground levels. This fascinating trail, the closer to the Kievitplein undoubtedly bring the Queen Astrid Square. The 65 stores fit in seamlessly with the Pelican Street and Long Kievitstraat. They thus represent a link between the reconstructed and the second Astrid Square station entrance on the side of the Kievit.

I hope that you can enjoy.

Canon EOS 5D
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11/11/2009 13:37:06
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