Authorities have given the green light for the construction of new bus stops outside Brussels’ Gare du Nord, which would replace the current stops located inside the station’s building, according to reports.
Transport company De Lijn obtained an exemption for a construction permit and is set to start works on the new stations soon after the summer months, according to local media.
The news was welcomed by the company, saying it would mean commuters will no longer have to go through and under the building.
“The current stops are dark, long stretched stops. You are on your own at times, which gives you a feeling of insecurity,” the company said, according to reports.
The new stops will allow commuters to get on and off at two platforms on Gare du Nord, next to the station.
The Flemish company’s new bus stops are part of a plan aiming to deploy more transport solutions into the Belgian capital, which would reportedly include a modern bus and tramway station operated jointly with public transport company STIB.
The Brussels Times