Liège-Guillemins train station is the main station of the city of Liège, in eastern Belgium (Liège is the 3rd biggest city of the country). It is one of the most important hubs in the country and is one of the 3 belgian stations on the high-speed train network. The station is used by 36,000 people every day.
The new station by the architect Santiago Calatrava
was officially opened on September 18 2009 with a show by Franco Dragone. It has 9 tracks and 5 platforms (three of 450m and two of 350m). All the tracks around the station have been modernized to allow high speed arrival and departure.
The new station is made of steel, glass and white concrete
. It includes a monumental arch
, 200 metres
long and 35 metres high. The building costs were € 312 million.