Brussels North Station is Belgium's busiest rail hub

The Brussels North Station saw an average of 61,179 passengers coming and going on a daily basis (on weekdays) last year, making it Belgium's busiest station. That's according to statistics released by Belgian Rail. The local station in Tourpes (Hainaut province) is bottom-of-the-table with just... four passengers. 

Traffic jams in and around Brussels are long, despite a big number of commuters travelling to the capital by train. The whole top-3 is made up of the Brussels main stations, with Brussels Central on number two (59,258 on weekdays) and Brussels South on three (58,461). 

Gent Sint-Pieters takes fourth place, claiming the title of busiest station in Flanders (56,314). Antwerpen Centraal and Leuven follow in fourth and fifth place, a long way behind Ghent, with passenger numbers between 34,000 and 35,000. 

Belgian Rail boasts 549 stations or stopping places across Belgium. Seven of these have less than 20 travellers per day. Most places are situated in Wallonia. The figures are based on countings on the sites, during a relatively short period in October, and may not be completely accurate, Belgian Rail says.