Antwerp Train Station

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    Antwerp-Central station, Dutch: Antwerpen-Centraal, is a Belgian railway station located on Place Reine Astrid near the center of the city of Antwerp, capital of the province of Antwerp in the Flemish Region. It is considered one of the most sumptuous monuments in Belgium and one of the most beautiful stations in the world. It offers the following train services: Thalys, InterCity (IC) Omnibus (L) and Heure de Pointe (P) (rush-hour).

    It has tracks on three levels with a direct connection to the Netherlands via a rail tunnel under the station and the city. Main lines run to Brussels, Amsterdam and Essen (border).
    Level +1: The original station, 6 terminating tracks, arranged as two groups of three and separated by a central opening allowing views of the lower levels Level 0. It houses ticketing facilities and commercial space
    Level −1: 7 m below street level, 4 terminating tracks, arranged in two pairs separated by the central opening.
    Level −2: 18 m below street level, 4 through tracks, leading to the two tracks of the tunnel under the city (used by high-speed trains and domestic services towards the north).

    It has 24 platforms with 14 tracks. Its altitude is 7 meters, and it’s geographic coordinates are 51° 13′ 01″N, 4° 25′ 16″E

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    International Trains:

    High speed services (Thalys)
    Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Paris
    Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Lille
    Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Chambéry - Bourg-Saint-Maurice (in winter)
    Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels - Avignon - Marseille (in summer)

    Intercity services
    Amsterdam - The Hague - Rotterdam - Roosendaal - Antwerp - Brussels Airport - Brussels

    National Trains - TGV, Intercite:

    Intercity services
    IC-02 - Antwerp - Sint-Niklaas - Gent - Bruges - Ostend
    IC-04 - Antwerp - Sint-Niklaas - Gent - Kortrijk - Poperinge/Lille
    IC-05 - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekdays)
    IC-08 - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels Airport - Leuven - Hasselt
    IC-09 - Antwerp - Lier - Aarschot - Leuven (weekdays)
    IC-09 - Antwerp - Lier - Aarschot - Hasselt - Liège (weekends)
    IC-10 - Antwerp - Mol - Hamont/Hasselt
    IC-15 - Noorderkempen - Antwerp
    IC-22 - Essen - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels (weekdays)
    IC-22 - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Halle - Braine-le-Comte - Binche (weekends)
    IC-28 - Antwerp - Sint-Niklaas - Gent (weekdays)
    IC-30 - Antwerp - Herentals - Turnhout
    IC-31 - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Nivelles - Charleroi (weekends)

    Brussels RER services (S1)
    Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels - Waterloo - Nivelles (weekdays)
    Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels (weekends)

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    Regional Trains - Intercite, TER:

    Local services
    L-22 - Roosendaal - Essen - Antwerp - Puurs (weekdays)
    L-22 - Roosendaal - Essen - Antwerp (weekdays)
    L-23 - Antwerp - Aarschot - Leuven
    L-24 - Antwerp - Herentals - Mol (weekdays)
    L-30 - Antwerp - Sint-Niklaas - Lokeren

    Local Bus, Trams and Inter-city Coach Transport:

    Antwerp-Central is directly connected underground with the Astrid and Diamant pre-metro stations where tram lines: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 15 can be taken. Pre-metro is a tram system which runs underground in the city centre and further out on surface lines, mostly separated from motor vehicle traffic.

    Here are all the tram lines:
    2 Merksem (P+R Keizershoek = Park and Ride, generally free, but also paid parking when you take public transport.) – Hoboken (Kioskplaats)
    3 Zwijndrecht (P+R Melsele) – Merksem (P+R Keizershoek)
    4 Hoboken (Lelieplaats) – Silsburg
    5 Wijnegem – Linkeroever (P+R)
    6 P+R Luchtbal – Olympiade (P+R)
    7 MAS – Mortsel (Gemeenteplein)
    8 Station Zuid - Wommelgem (P+R)
    9 Linkeroever (P+R) – Eksterlaar
    10 (Schoonselhof) – Wijnegem
    11 Melkmarkt – Antwerpen-Berchem railway station
    12 Sportpaleis – Melkmarkt
    15 Linkeroever (P+R) – Boechout (P+R Capenberg)
    24 Melkmarkt – Deurne (Silsburg)
    70 Luchtbal (P+R) – MAS

    Above ground on the Koningin Astridplein are the tram lines: 11, 12, and 24.

    Several city and regional bus lines also stop nearby in Pelikaanstraat and Koningin Astridplein.
    The interchange for regional bus transport at Franklin Rooseveltplaats is within walking distance of the station. There, travelers can also take tram line 2

    Car: Taxis, Rentals, Parking, Passenger drop-off:

    Paid parking is available
    Taxis are available

    Bicycles, Motorcycles: Rentals, parking:

    Free bicycle parking
    Blue-bike, you can easily get from the train station to your final destination and back. Place your Blue-bike card on the card reader; the bike will be yours until you return to the station.

    Services available:

    Refreshment bar

    Reduced Mobility:

    Free wheel chair at your disposal
    Mobile access ramp
    Disabled parking space Number of spaces: 24
    Elevated platform
    Lavatory for disabled
    Platform elevator
    Welcome point
    Induction loop

    - Assistance available for mobility imparaired persons: Every day, 24 hours a day.
    - Book your assistance by phone at the Contact Centre: 02/528 28 28 (open every day from 7.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.) or online at least 24 hours in advance for any journey (with or without - connections)
    -The wheelchair (including the user) may weigh up to 300 kg and may measure up to 75 cm wide by 120 cm long.

    Luggage Storage :

    Automatic Luggage lockers

    Lost & Found:

    If you have lost something on the train or at a station, report it as quickly as possible, via a ticket office or via the form available on
    The SNCB maintains registers of lost, abandoned or unclaimed objects and of goods brought to a station. The SNCB also records all lost property requests.
    In so doing, it can help you to find your lost object. A legal period of 50 days is provided for this purpose.

    If you find lost property, please make our staff on board or in a station aware, and they will undertake to restore it to its owner.

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