Brussels Midi/Zuid

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  1. AlexNL

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    This is something which was changed last year, the station used to be called Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven. As Brussels Airport is on Flemish territory, the name of the station wasn't translated on signs and in the journey planner.
     
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    Actually, the Wigan stations (North Western and Wallgate) were never called that in their pre-grouping days.
    They were simply the LNWR and L&Y Wigan stations, and were renamed by the new LMS in 1924.
    And they are both on Wallgate, and in the north-western part of town!
    Wigan Central (MS&L/GC) was better named but is long gone.
     
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    The identity of stations simply according to their owning companies was of course normal before the Grouping. There was of course a host of re-namings after that, as the four companies dealt with their inheritance. What I was suggesting was simply that in this case the LMS chose "North Western" rather than the rather long-winded "London & North Western", using a style of naming similar to the addition of "Midland" in one or two other cases.
     
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    The Belgian rail journey planner at nmbs.be and sncb.be accepts Dutch and French names for all stations. You can plan a journey from Bruges-Saint-Pierre or Anvers-Central to Luik-Guillemans or Namen. Even English variants such as Ghent and Antwerp work fine, and more or less any variation on "Brussels Airport" will get you there.
     
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