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Antwerp Premetro Map

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The Antwerp Premetro, officially known as “Antwerpse premetro”, is the underground transportation system in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

Inaugurated on 25 March 1975, It has a line that operates along 11 stations, covering 7.6 kilometres (about 4.72 miles).

Although sometimes they call him “Antwerp metro”, It is technically a premeter due to its relatively small size.

Here's the map of the Antwerp Premetros:

Subway Map Antwerp (Antwerp)

PDF version of the map: Underground Map Antwerp (Antwerp).pdf

Schedules

The Antwerp Premetro operates with the following schedules:

  • Work days: of 5:00h until 0:00h.
  • Saturdays: of 5:30h until 0:00h.
  • Sundays and holidays: of 6:00h until 0:00h.

Rates

The system offers the following rate options (year 2024):

  • One-way ticket: 3 EUR (~3.29 USD) for a single trip.
  • Day Ticket: 7.50 EUR (~8.24 USD) for unlimited rides for one day.

Official Web site

For more information, visit the official site of the Antwerp Premetro.

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History of the premeter

The history of the Antwerp Premetro is marked by a series of important milestones in the evolution of the city's underground transport.. Its construction was originally conceived as a large-scale metro system covering two main axes.: one east-west and one north-south, connecting strategic points such as the Central Station and the Sportpaleis.

The first underground segment, which included the Groenplaats stations, Meir and Opera, was inaugurated in 1975, initially attending the lines 2 y 15.

For 1980, the system had expanded with the opening of the Diamant and Plantin station. During the decade of 1980, tunnel construction continued, with a focus on the north-south axis and the creation of the Brabo tunnel under the River Scheldt, Completed in 1990. The development of underground sections and new stations was temporarily stopped at the end of the 1990s. 1980 due to lack of funds.

In the following decades, new lines were added, as the 5 in 2006 and the 6 in 2007, that took advantage of previously unused tunnels.

From 2015, Partially closed stations such as Astrid and Opera were reactivated, Meanwhile he “Pegasus Plan” was approved to connect eastern areas and open new routes in the city such as the incorporation of the new Zegel station in 2015.

Stations such as Drink and Morckhoven are being developed under the leadership of a multidisciplinary team made up of GROUP A, Archipelago y Tractebel. This team has focused on maintaining the historical integrity of the design, while adapting it to the modern urban context, emphasizing the integration with the urban landscape and the use of contemporary materials

History of the Antwerp premetro map

The creation and evolution of the map of the “metro” from Antwerp, known locally as the Premetro, has followed a process of continuous refinement to accurately reflect network connections and expansions. Initially, the plan provided for a metro system, but a premetro was chosen to integrate it with the existing tram network.

The first sketches were made by local engineers and technicians during the construction of the first line, with a rudimentary approach that showed only existing routes.

As the network expanded, the map became more complex, evolving under the supervision of cartographers such as Paul Van Steenkiste, who had a notable influence on its refinement. Van Steenkiste and other designers were inspired by transportation maps of other major cities., especially in the “diagram style” of the London subway.

Their efforts resulted in a more stylish and efficient design., which allows travelers to easily identify the routes and stations of the system.

The modern map reflects a design that encompasses 11 commercial stations and multiple connections. The expansions of the Premetro in the decades of the 80 y 90, with the addition of tunnels such as the Brabotunnel and the Reuzenpijp, enriched the design, capturing critical routes like the Line 15 que connect Boechout with Linkeroever.

Additional data

The Antwerp Premetro is a gateway to the most emblematic places of the city. Some stations of interest include:

  • Meir: Close to the most popular shopping street in Antwerp, Meir, with shops, restaurants, and the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady, a Gothic monument that houses works by Rubens.
  • Antwerp Central Station: Antwerp central station, known as the “Railway Cathedral”, It is a place of interest in itself. From here, easy to get to Antwerp Zoo and Diamantkwartier, the diamond district.
  • Museum aan de Stroom (BUT): Accessible from Van Eeden station, The MAS is a museum that tells the port history of Antwerp with an impressive collection of art and historical objects.
  • Plantin-Moretus: From Groenplaats station, you can visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a gem declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which houses one of the oldest printing presses in the world.
  • Left Bank: This station provides access to the Sint-Annastrand park on the left bank of the Scheldt River, a perfect place to relax by the water with a panoramic view of the city.

Charleroi Metro Map

Logo Metro BrusselsThe Metro is located in Charleroi Belgium

This is not really considered a meter, but rather as part of the country's rail system. It was inaugurated on 21 June 1976, currently 20 Tube stations along 17,5 Km (10,9 Miles), equivalent to a station each 875 meters (956,9 Yards).

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Map of Brussels Subway

Logo Metro BrusselsThe Brussels Metro (officially is called as “Metro de Bruxelles”, or also “Brusselse metro”) is in Belgium.

It was extended with new stations in the year 2009, currently 61 Tube stations along 49,9 Km (31 Miles), ie, each station there 818 meters (894,6 Yards).

To view the larger map Metro Brussels, click above image.

Brussels subway map

PDF version of the map: Brussels Metro Map (Brussels).pdf

 

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