Works by Belgium’s railway infrastructure authority, Infrabel, along its railway network from the month of April will have an impact on train traffic and schedules, Infrabel and the national railway company, SNCB, said on Friday.
The national strike on 13 February had a strong impact on passenger numbers at Brussels Airport last month, the airport reported on Friday.
Friday’s attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has met with widespread condemnation in Belgium, but the country’s Crisis Centre has no immediate plans to beef up security around mosques, a spokesperson said.
Friday, 15 March 2019 16:34

Two Belgian children found dead in Spain

The bodies of two Belgian children have been found dead in the Godella province in Spain today.
A Belgian lawyer convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol may keep his "only friend," - his Jaguar - after courts initially tried to take it away from him.
Latest figures show that some 30,000 people marched through the streets of the capital on Friday to mark the international strike for the climate, according to the Brussels-Capital / Ixelles police.

A Belgian mathematician and physicist from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) whose work contributed to the look of the internet as we know it was in Paris last week to be awarded the prize for women in science awarded annually by Unesco and the LOréal Foundation, the university announced.

Traffic on several STIB buses has been interrupted due to the march for the climate taking place in Brussels, the Brussels public transport company announces on Twitter.
A wedding procession has been accused of 23 traffic violations as they passed through a town in Flemish Brabant, according to Belgian media. 
The Flemish Agency for Roads and Circulation (known as Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer or the AWV) will start works on the Brussels ring road (numbered R0) in the Drogenbos area on March 18th. The works are to be completed during the night on weeknights only.

The works will take place over a distance of one kilometre, replacing upper and lower layers of asphalt. The roads will remain open to traffic whilst the works continue. Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., car drivers will only be able to use a single lane. On two occasions (March 29th and April 5th), the restriction to a single lane will last until 10 a.m.

From the current 678 branches, the bank will reduce to 592 by the end of the year and 411 at the end of 2021 A diversion will be provided for traffic on these nights. 

Lars Andersen
The Brussels Times
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