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Title:The Belgian City That Built A Metro Line... And Never Opened It
Duration:10:21
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Published:13-05-2022
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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... INSTA - https://www.instagram.com/the.tim.traveller TWIT - https://twitter.com/TheTimTraveller FACE - https://www.facebook.com/TheTimTraveller/ FURTHER READING https://www.londonreconnections.com/2022/the-surreal-metro-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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