The Brussels underground system has improved a bit since I first used it 10 or so years ago but it is still quite bewildering for visitors
November 28, 2016 §
The Brussels underground system has improved a bit since I first used it 10 or so years ago, but it is still quite bewildering for visitors. The signage is very poor and it is very difficult to work out where you need to go to get to the platform you want. It can be difficult even to find where to buy a ticket. Once you have familiarised yourself with it, then it becomes very quick and easy to use, but it can be intimidating for beginners. And the stations themselves look so rough, like some bodge it builders have just knocked them up in a few days, all rough edges and rough surfaces and rough walls. Nothing looks finished. They all look half-built, and then they thought “that’ll do”. Rogier in particular, as that is closest to the Hotel Max-Hotel le Dôme-Ciné ABC nexus that has become my home in Brussels, is especially rough looking. Nul points for presentation, or ease of use, that’s for sure.