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DESCRIPTION
Brussels Metro network derives from an initial premetro system, nowadays mostly operated as a full metro. The first tunnel section to be used by the existing tram (Schuman-De Brouckere, that is currently part of Line 1) was built in 1964-1969, followed in 1970 by a section of the "small-ring" (Madou-Porte de Narmur, that is currently part of Line 2). The "outer ring" gallery segment (Diamant-Boileau) opened in 1972-1975; it's still operated as a premetro section (tram Line 7, partly running underground). Other extensions of the initial underground sections were completed in the next years.
The first full metro sections (Line 1: De Brouckere-Tomberg; Line 5: De Brouckere-Beaulieu) opened in 1976; the north-south premetro underground section from Gare du Nord to Lemonnier opened in the same year.
The small ring was upgraded into a full metro (Line 2, Line 6) in 1988; Line 2 and Line 6 interchange with Line 1 and Line 5 at Loi and Gare de l'Ouest.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
20-09-1976De Broukere-TombergLine 1
13-04-1977De Broukere-Sainte CatherineLine 1
08-05-1981Sainte Catherine-BeekkantLine 1
07-05-1982Tomberg-AlmaLine 1
06-10-1982Beekkant-Gare de l'OuestLine 1
31-08-1988Alma-StockelLine 1
06-10-1982Beekkant-Simonis [Leopold II]Line 2
02-10-1988Elisabeth [ex Simonis]-Gare du MidiLine 2
18-06-1993Gare du Midi-ClemenceauLine 2
04-09-2006Clemenceau-DelacroixLine 2
04-04-2009Delacroix-Gare de l'Ouest-BeekkantLine 2
20-09-1976De Broukere-BeaulieLine 5
13-04-1977De Broukere-Sainte CatherineLine 5
17-06-1977Beaulieu-DemeyLine 5
08-05-1981Sainte Catherine-BeekkantLine 5
06-10-1982Beekkant-Saint GuidonLine 5
23-03-1985Demey-Herrmann DebrouxLine 5
05-07-1985Saint Guidon-VeeweydeLine 5
10-01-1992Veeweyde-BizetLine 5
15-09-2003Bizet-ErasmeLine 5
06-10-1982Beekkant-BockstaelLine 6
10-05-1985Bockstael-HeyselLine 6
02-10-1988Elisabeth [ex Simonis]-Gare du MidiLine 6
18-06-1993Gare du Midi-ClemenceauLine 6
25-08-1998Heysel-Roi BaudouinLine 6
04-09-2006Clemenceau-DelacroixLine 6
04-04-2009Delacroix-Gare de l'Ouest-BeekkantLine 6
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
Line 1:12.5
Line2:10.4
Line 5:17.3
Line 6:15.5
Single line stops
Line 1:21
Line2:19
Line 5:28
Line 6:26
Single line avg. distance (km)
Line 1:0.6
Line2:0.6
Line 5:0.65
Line 6:0.6
Total track length (km)
39.9
Total network stops
59
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.7
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
900 V DC (third rail)
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
ACEC, ALSTOM, BOMBARDIER, LA BRUGEOISE ET NIVELLES
Model
M1,M2,M5,M6 (BOA)
Operator
STIB/MIVB
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