Brussels North station to be sealed in the evenings

Brussels North station to be sealed in the evenings

The Brussels North station will be sealed off in the evenings as part of a raft of new measures taken to improve the safety of the station. Last week minister of Mobility, Ben Weyts (N-VA), and bus company De Lijn decided to create a temporary bus stop on Place du Nord, the square just outside of the station. Following this, the building itself will now be closed off in the evening by two glass walls. The measure intends to prevent people from hanging around inside the station during the night…

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Botanique metro station evacuated after youths set fire to train

Botanique metro station evacuated after youths set fire to train

The metro station Botanique on the Brussels metro lines 2 and 6 was evacuated yesterday after youths started a fire on board a metro train. No-one was injured, and metro traffic was interrupted for a time before being re-established by around 20,40, Stib spokesperson Françoise Ledune said. The youths are thought to have used petrol and a lighter to start the fire. One window gave way to the heat, and a moulding above was melted. The train was taken to a Stib depot for repairs. The station was evacuated because…

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