Belgian authorities have increased the terrorist threat to its maximum level in Brussels. This has led to the closure of Brussels metro system. Buses still circulate but several tram lines are also impacted and do not run, specifies Stib. The situation will be reassessed day by day.
Tram line 3 is out of service between Esplanade – Van Praet and between Berkendael and Thomas and between Progrès and Berkeendael. Tram line 7 is not running between Pétillon and Meiser and between Van Praet and Heysel. Tram lines 39 and 44 do not run in GJ Martin. Line 51 does not run between Porte Ninove and Van Haelen. Line 55 does not run between Rogier and De Trooz. Line 81 does not serve Midi and finally line 82 is not running between Midi and Porte de Ninove.
The crisis center has recommended the suspension of the metro system for both Saturday and Sunday. Stib will monitor and reassess the situation day by day, consulting the relevant police and security authorities whether they could reopen.
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)