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Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and the largest municipality in the country. It is also the administrative center for the European Union and hence is known as the capital of the EU. The city's central location is culturally part of the French region of the country, but geographically in the Flemish section, so travelers can enjoy an exciting mix of cultures here. Be sure to note that Brussels is a bilingual city and most places, signs, instructions and announcements will be in Dutch and French. Smart travelers will make sure to make a note of both names of places they are booking tickets to or from to ensure confusion is kept to a minimum during travel through Brussels and Belgium as a whole. English-speakers shouldn't worry, though, most everything in Brussels will come with an English translation, too.
The city is best known for its cuisine, beer, chocolates, as well as its historical architectural landmarks. The city has an extensive rail network and it is a member of the International Union of railways. One such facility is the train station Bruxelles-Central. It also operates as a metro station as well as the second busiest train station in Brussels. Additionally, it is one of the three principal stations along with Brussels-South and Brussels North.
There are several ways to get to train station Bruxelles-Central from Brussels city center, including taxi, bus or even walking depending on the location. There are a number of buses that leave the city center for the train station regularly throughout the day, though as the distance is little over a few minutes on foot, it's barely worth it. Also, passengers taking the bus will need to walk the remaining distance once they arrive at the bus stop by Bruxelles-Central. There are several reliable taxi operators in the city for those in a rush or with heavy baggage.
By bus, the train station is approximately half a mile (one kilometer) from the city center while by car, it is about 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from the city center. The bus takes about 11 minutes to get to the train station. Those that opt to drive or walk can do so along Rue de l'Eveque. The journey takes approximately five minutes by car and approximately 11 minutes on foot. Brussels South and Brussels North two nearby railway stations serving Brussels.
The station is busy, serving close to 150,000 passengers on a daily basis. It has a pedestrian square to make it more accessible for those who are on foot. Those with limited mobility can always make a call before their trip so as to secure special assistance as well as seats reserved for them on their train. Upon arrival at the station, built ramps assist those with limited mobility as they depart the train. On the day of departure, passengers with limited mobility are required to produce their tickets 30 minutes before departure so that they can get assistance. Additionally, at the train station, accessible parking spaces are designated for those with limited mobility or small children. For those using taxis, there is a covered passage to ease transition into the station. There are also accessible bathrooms dotted around the station, as well as elevators and escalators on platforms to ease movement between floors. Wheelchairs are also made available upon request without any extra charge. The station also boasts lowered ticket counters that can easily be used by those who are using a wheelchair.
The station's close proximity to the city center makes it accessible by bus. By bus, the shortest route is through Avenue du Boulevard which takes approximately 11 minutes to arrive from the center of Brussels. Travelers can also walk to the train station Bruxelles Central using the Broekstraat or the Rue Nueve route which will take them approximately 20 minutes. There are several points of interest within walking distance of train station Bruxelles Central. The Grand Place is approximately half a mile (1.1 kilometer) from the station and it is one of the tourist attractions travelers can visit before they board their trains. Travelers can also visit the Saint Hubert Royal Galleries, just 400 meters from Bruxelles Central.