The most famous train station of Ghent

Ghent-Sint-Pieters station is the most important railway station in the city of Ghent and the fourth busiest station in Belgium, after the Brussels South, Central, and North stations. It was built in 1912 to the south of the old city center in preparation for the world exhibition of 1913.

The Station has a characteristic clock tower that is placed asymmetrically with respect to the main entrance. Just like the tower of the old post building on the Korenmarkt, which was designed by the same architect Louis Cloquet.

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The hall of the station is decorated with wall and ceiling paintings. The murals show scenes that various Belgian cities must represent; visitors to the 1913 World Exhibition were also able to get to know the rest of Belgium.

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The station has twelve tracks and six platforms, which will be completely renovated by 2025 at the latest as part of the Ghent-Sint-Pieters Project. There are also five tram platforms located at the station, served by the three lines of the Ghent tram. The number of travelers has grown strongly in recent years; approximately 56,000 travelers use the station every day.