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“Shocking contrast”

Leuven Train Station
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Leuven
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Shocking contrast”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

A charming little train station surrounded by oversized modern buildings and overshadowed by a totally inappropriate modern industrial roof.

Visited April 2014
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Tring, UK
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just a station”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The outside of the station looks more impressive than the interior. I'm not sure why it is rated as a tourist attraction - it's just a station, with platforms, lockers and an underpass. It is far less attractive than St Pancras.

Visited March 2014
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San Jose, CA USA
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Functional”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

What can you say about a train station?

The main building is going through renovations, so you'll have to purchase tickets at the temporary building in the square in front.

The good thing about Leuven is you can get here from almost anywhere without a transfer. Once you get here, get ready to lug your suitcases up and down stairs. I guess that's why they call it luggage.

Convenient with the bus station adjacent to the train station.

Visited March 2014
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Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
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“clean and nice”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

it is one of the most common station in Belgium. Almost every train stops here. The station is not very decorated bt its clean. There are many joints where you can njoy food and drinks.

Visited January 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Restoration has been going on for ages”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

For a small town the train station is very busy. They have been restoring the main building for at least 4 years now. There is a temporary facility in front. There are escalators at the platforms but only for going up. It's a pain lugging suitcases etc. down many stairs. When there is ample room in the staircases I cannot understand the lack of escalators both up and down.
The toilet facilities have been out of service b/c of the "restoration" but there is a temporary facility next to Platform B attended by a surly attendant. Better bring your 50 Euro cent with you or she'll not let you in.

Visited November 2013
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