All aboard the Lego train!

All aboard the Lego train!

The TrainWorld national railway Museum and Lego educational toy manufacturer have joined forces in a new exhibition that will open on Tuesday, October 2. Over the next four months, visitors to Train World, which is located in the former station building in the Brussels municipality of Schaarbek, will learn about the history of the Belgian Railways, depicted in dozens of scale models made of Lego. One of the most impressive of these is a modal of the Schaarbeek Station building, a Neo-Flemish renaissance structure that was built in 1913. In…

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Demonstrations of trade unions about pensions cause large disruptions in public transport

Demonstrations of trade unions about pensions cause large disruptions in public transport

Socialist, liberal and Christian trade unions are protesting today against the Federal government’s pension reform plans. Protest marches take place in Brussels and five other cities in Flanders. As many bus, tram and metro drivers take part in the demonstrations, the day of action causes major disruptions in the services provided by the Brussels public transport company MIVB and the Flemish public transport company De Lijn. However, the national rail company NMBS reports no disruption to rail services. The unions are taking action in protest at the failure to find…

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