Last year, 99 trains failed to make scheduled stops, a strong increase over 2017 and 2016, when this happened only on 57 and 56 occasions respectively, according to Mobility Minister François Bellot.
He was responding to a written question from Mouvement Reformateur (MR) parliamentarian Caroline Cassart-Mailleux.
The increase does not necessarily mean that this type of incident is on the rise, according to Minister Bellot. On the other hand, they are being recorded better.
A stop can be bypassed because the train’s driver either forgot, was distracted or was prohibited from stopping there by the police, as is sometimes the case during European summits.
A detailed investigation is done for each incident, the minister said.
The Brussels Times