The Belgian City That Built A Metro Line… And Never Opened It


The Belgian City That Built A Metro Line… And Never Opened It






In the the mid-1980s, the city of Charleroi started building a metro line. But with half the stations already completed, and the track and signals already in place, construction suddenly stopped. The line never opened. What happened? And how much of it is still there? I travelled to southern Belgium to find out…

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The surreal Métro of Charleroi

IMAGE CREDITS
Charleroi 1960s Metro Plan by Nico Brussels and Dirk Hillbrecht – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metro_Charleroi_60.PNG

Belgian Parliament Building by Oakenchips – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palais_de_la_Nation_Bruxelles.jpg
Waffle Iron by James Starmer – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fresh_waffles_still_on_the_iron.jpg
Amsterdam Metro Map by Alargule – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AmsterdamMetroWashingtonStyle_(from_2018).svg
Rome Metro Map by Junge30 – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mappa_della_metropolitana_di_Roma.svg
Charleroi Airport by Fernandopascullo – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aeroport_de_Charleroi_Bruxelles_Sud.jpg

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