By the end of next year, the De Brouckère and Bourse metro stations, situated in the heart of Belgium's capital, will have undergone a thorough renovation.
According to Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister of Mobility, the Brussels Region is investing close to 20 million euros in the project, which will be completed without the closure of the stations.
Renovations at the Bourse began on 20 April and will end in the summer of 2018. The station's mezzanine will be completely transformed, with a large main entrance being constructed. A new lift will increase accessibility, whilst an area will be provided for exhibiting art work.
Storage space will be created for 800 bikes, with a repair shop next to these. The investment will also cover surveillance cameras, sanitary facilities, lighting, and asbestos removal. Altogether, the renovations will amount to 9.3 million euros.
The work at De Brouckère commenced several weeks ago. Upgrades that have been started inside the station, including in the metro near the Place de la Monnaie and the tunnel link, will be completed.
Security and accessibility at the station will be enhanced by the creation of a new entrance at the corner of the Place de la Monnaie and Rue de l'Écuyer. There will also be space created for the storage of 480 bikes. Work at De Brouckère is expected to cost 11 million euros.
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