A Second World War bomb was discovered in Hal (Flemish Brabant) on Friday morning. This was indicated to the Belga pressa agency by Arnaud Reymann, the Infrabel spokesman. He stated, “The police asked us to slow down all traffic going through Hal.”
The train traffic was not so much interrupted as slowed down from 10.30 a.m. on Friday. The measure as much impacted domestic as international train traffic, such as Thalys and Eurostar. Mr Reymann indicated, “There was a delay of 15 to 20 minutes.”
Mr Reymann further indicated that the bomb was discovered on a building site, which is not itself part of Belgium’s railway infrastructure.
The Brussels Times