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Europe’s biggest graffiti wall along tram station De Wand

The largest fresco of Belgium can now be admired along the walls of the De Wand tram station in Laeken. Just a stone’s throw from the Atomium along tramway lines 4, 19 and 23 the De Wand station is a symbolic crossing point between the suburbs and the city of Brussels. Entitled “The Walk”, this massive work of art was created by 30 graffiti artists from Belgium and beyond was part of a grant from the Brussels’ region for the renovation of public spaces and has grown over the years to become Europe’s biggest graffiti wall with it 4500 square meters. The total cost of the project was of 200 000€ where 30 artists worked for 9 days and no less than 6000 spray paint cans were used during the process.

Photos of mural art along tram station De Wand (Location):

Tramway arriving at station Lemonnier

A Cable car also called tram car arriving at Lemonnier Stib station.

Location of Lemonnier station:

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The empty tracks lit by the artificial neon light help give the whole place a uncomfortable and eerie feeling.

After afew mins wait a cable car finally arrives from the Gare du Midi

The Final approach into STIB Lemonnier station while the driver and a passenger seem a bit captivated and surprised by the camera.

the new subways wagons in Brussels

The metro network of Brussels (STIB/MIVB) has recently added 15 brand new subway M6/Boa wagons to its fleet. This is one of their latest moves to increase by 40% the capacity of its underground network and add better video security for its passengers on board. These are built by the Spanish CAF company (Construcciónes y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles). An additional 5 have already since been ordered.

The new M6/Boa series models

Inside the M6/Boa

The main seating arrangements portion of the M6/Boa

The old U series models

From inside