Brussels Metro line 6

Metro line in Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels Metro line 6

Map of line 6 in Brussels
Overview
Native name French: Ligne 6
Dutch: Metrolijn 6
Locale Brussels
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Connecting lines
Stations 26
Service
Type Rapid transit
System Brussels Metro
Operator(s) Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company
Depot(s) Jacques Brel
Rolling stock U5
History
Opened 4 April 2009; 15 years ago (2009-04-04)
Technical
Line length 15.5 km (9.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (.mw-parser-output .frac{white-space:nowrap}.mw-parser-output .frac .num,.mw-parser-output .frac .den{font-size:80%;line-height:0;vertical-align:super}.mw-parser-output .frac .den{vertical-align:sub}.mw-parser-output .sr-only{border:0;clip:rect(0,0,0,0);clip-path:polygon(0px 0px,0px 0px,0px 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px;overflow:hidden;padding:0;position:absolute;width:1px}4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 900 V DC (Third rail)

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Line 6
King Baudouin
(Roi Baudouin/Koning Boudewijn)
7 Heysel/Heizel
Houba-Brugmann
Stuyvenbergh
Bockstael
Pannenhuis
Belgica
SimonisElisabeth
Ribaucourt
Sainctelette
Osseghem/Ossegem
Yser/IJzer
Rogier 34
15 Beekkant
Botanique/Kruidtuin
Madou
15

Brussels-West
(Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation)
Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet 15
Trône/Troon
Delacroix
Porte de Namur/
Naamsepoort
Clemenceau
Louise/Louiza
34

Brussels-South
(Gare du Midi/Zuidstation)
Hôtel des Monnaies/
Munthof
34 Porte de Hal/Hallepoort
Key
metro lines
premetro lines
SNCB lines

Line 6 of the Brussels Metro is a rapid transit line operated by STIB/MIVB, which connects King Baudouin metro station at the north-west of Brussels to Simonis metro station at the north-west of the city centre, then performing a counterclockwise loop around the center up to Simonis again. During this loop, the line runs under the small ring road of Brussels from Porte de Hal/Hallepoort station to Yser/IJzer metro station. It serves 25 metro stations and has 26 stops, metros on that line stopping twice at Simonis. It exists in its current form since 4 April 2009, when it replaced the former Line 1A between King Baudouin and Beekkant. The loop Simonis-Simonis is also served by line 2. The line has also a common section with lines 1 and line 5 between Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation and Beekkant. A connection with those lines is also possible at Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet. Starting from King Baudouin, the line crosses the municipalities of the City of Brussels, Jette, Koekelberg, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Anderlecht and Saint-Gilles.

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