Line 0: North-South junction (1920)

The North-South junction is a railway link  through the centre of Brussels. It that connects the major railway stations in the city. It is partially underground (around Brussels Central station) and partially raised above street level. The idea of an underground railway line linking the city’s two main railway stations was first suggested in the 1860s. That proposal was never effected. The decision for the current version was made in 1909. It came into service in 1952. As this 1920 official newsreel La Semaine belge testifies, it took more than two decennia to complete the junction.