Gas leak near Brussels North station sealed, traffic resumed

Gas leak near Brussels North station sealed, traffic resumed
Credit: Brussels fire brigade/Walter Derieuw

The Brussels North train station has fully reopened to commuters after the police had evacuated the area and closed down the Simon Bolivar Boulevard due to a gas leak on the public road on Monday around noon.

The gas leak on the public road was signalled at around 11:04, said spokesperson for the Brussels fire brigade Walter Derieuw. At around 13:30, the leak was sealed and public transport resumed.

While train passengers could already enter the building, buses and trams of STIB and De Lijn are now also operating as usual again, the companies confirmed on Twitter.


On Monday morning around 11:00, the Brussels North station was temporarily evacuated due to the gas leak, a spokesperson for the Brussels North police zone confirmed to The Brussels Times.

Credit: Brussels fire brigade/Walter Derieuw

Credit: Brussels fire brigade/Walter Derieuw

Credit: Brussels fire brigade/Walter Derieuw

Update: This article was updated following confirmation that the gas leak has been closed.


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