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    Smoke at Brussels-Central: train station reopened at 9.00pm

    Brussels-Central train station reopened to traffic at approximately 9.00pm, announced the train operator Infrabel to the Belga press agency. It was closed to the public after smoke spread across the station and led to train traffic being halted on the Nord-Midi line. The smoke came from a fire caused by a short circuit on the railway signal cables, added Infrabel’s spokesperson.

    Travellers have now been allowed access to the station, where they are directed towards Brussels-Midi and Brussels-Nord, explains Frédéric Sacré. Traffic on the main route through the capital is limited to 3 of the 6 railway lines.

    5 cables were damaged in the fire. Infrabel technicians are busy repairing the damage. This incident should not affect traffic tomorrow.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)