Beaux-Arts (Charleroi Metro)
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Beaux-Arts Charleroi Metro
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Coordinates50°24?53?N 4°26?35?E / 50.41472°N 4.44306°E / 50.41472; 4.44306Coordinates: 50°24?53?N 4°26?35?E / 50.41472°N 4.44306°E / 50.41472; 4.44306
Platforms1 central, 1 lateral
Platform levels2
Opened24 May 1983
Preceding station   Charleroi Metro   Following station
One-way operation
Line M1
toward Anderlues
toward Sud
Line M2
One-way operation
Line M2
One-way operation
Line M3
toward loop
One-way operation
Line M4
toward Soleilmont

Beaux-Arts (Fine arts) is the largest station in the Charleroi Metro network, located in Charleroi downtown, in fare zone 1. Because of its situation on a slope, the station terminates on a viaduct at one end (toward Ouest and Piges), and in a tunnel at the other end (toward Waterloo).

The station has two street entrances leading to a mezzanine level where ticket counters and shops are located. Platforms are accessible from the mezzanine through escalators and stairs.

The station has one lateral platform that used to serve former lines 88 and 89 to Anderlues, and one central platform that currently serves all lines. A third platform, not accessible to passengers, is used to exhibit old Charleroi trams.

One particularity of the station is that trams from line 2 (from Ouest to Piges) enter and leave the station from the same side, thus needing to execute a U-turn. To do so, trams first pass through the station on a track not linked to any platform, then enter a loop shaped tunnel to end up in the station again, but from the other side.

The name of the station comes from the nearby Palais des Beaux-Arts (Fine arts palace), a music/theatre venue.

Nearby points of interest

  • Palais des Beaux-Arts (Fine arts palace), a music/theatre venue.
  • Charleroi Expo, main exhibition hall in Charleroi.
  • Charleroi belfry
  • Charleroi city hall.


The Beaux-Arts Pre-metro station is connected to one of two major bus stations in Charleroi (the other being Charleroi-South). As such, numerous bus transfer options are available.

See also

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