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Oostende railway station

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Line(s)  50A, Kusttram
Tracks  11 NMBS
Rebuilt  1913
Platforms  6 NMBS
Opened  1838
Architect  Franz Seulen
Oostende railway station
Location  Natiënkaai 8400 Oostende
Owned by  National Railway Company of Belgium
Electrified  3Kv DC overhead on NMBS and 600v DC overhead on the Kusttram.
Address  Natiënkaai 1, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Owner  National Railway Company of Belgium
Similar  Mechelen railway station, Kortrijk railway station, Leuven railway station, Gent‑Sint‑Pieters railway station, Brugge railway station

Oostende railway station belgium

Oostende railway station (IATA: ZGJ) is located in Ostend in West Flanders, Belgium. The first station in Ostend was opened in 1838 during the reign of Leopold I of Belgium on the former Belgian railway line 62 to Torhout and is now a supermarket. The NMBS station was opened in 1913 during the reign of Albert I of Belgium. The station is designed to connect trains and ferries and is built with Scottish Granite, Bluestone from Soignes and Limestone from Euville. It is constructed in a classical style of architecture inspired by the French architect from the 18th Century François Mansart and the Louis XVI of France style.


The station was served by a daily Thalys high speed service to Paris between 1998 and 31 March 2015.

Oostende railway station belgium

Train services

The Ostend station is a major hub on the NMBS network with frequent InterCity trains serving Brugge railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, Brussels South and Liège-Guillemins on Belgian railway line 50A. Connecting InterCity trains run to Antwerpen and Kortrijk.

The station is served by the following services:

  • Intercity services Ostend - Bruges - Gent - Brussels - Leuven - Liege - Eupen
  • Intercity services Ostend - Bruges - Gent - Sint-Niklaas - Antwerpen
  • Intercity services Ostend - Bruges - Kortrijk - Zottegem - Brussels - Brussels Airport
  • Kusttram

    Ostend is a major hub on the Kusttram which is the coastal tramway run by De Lijn.


    To encourage cycling the station has an extensive number of cycling racks.

    Former Ferries

    Regie voor Maritiem Transport used to run services connecting into Dover Western Docks or connecting into trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations, run by Southern Region of British Rail which terminated their service in 1994. In the past one could take a ferry to Folkestone Harbour transferring to connecting boat trains to the London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations.


    Oostende railway station Wikipedia

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