The Bourse station has a new look. Inaugurated recently, it has a new car park complete with a bike point, both facilities are designed to facilitate the movement of its users. But that's not all: art has found its place in a space dedicated to it.
The new station is called Bourse-Grand-Place
Named on this occasion Bourse-Grand-Place, this nerve centre of the city sees thousands of people from all over the world come and go: locals and tourists alike. This is why the designers of the new station have opted to put the users at the heart of the renovation plan by improving accessibility, security, lighting and cleanliness. Indeed, it's been a while since the insecurity and the lack of cleanliness of the Brussels metro were pointed out. In addition to the old entry points, the accessibility of the station is now guaranteed by the two main entrances that have been added.
Art is now in the spotlight
These two years of work have not only helped to beautify and make the places safer. Art has also made its mark in a space where several works have been highlighted, including "Moving ceiling" Pol Bury and "Nos vieux trams bruxellois" (Our old Brussels trams) by Paul Delvaux, which dates back to the 1970s. The purpose of this installation is to give more humanity to underground places, which will be complemented by other works whose theme revolves around cycling.
The Qartier area
In the southern part of the station, new talents will benefit from a space allowing them to make themselves known. It will host temporary exhibitions and a repair point for the "Petite Reine" which will open in March. The new artistic space "Qartier" opened in style in the evening with an exhibition.
A large bike park
The bike park, located on the first level of the station, is accessible to all cyclists. It has a capacity of 194 places and is open to all. In addition, it offers 610 secure parking spaces for traditional bicycles and 18 secure spaces for "cargo bikes". It is easily accessible by large stairs equipped with inclined channels (allowing bicycles to go up and down) and using the elevator.