The STIB (Brussels public transport) will close some metro station entrances for security reasons upon police request. The STIB has indicated this on Twitter. This information was confirmed by the spokesperson for the STIB, Guy Sablon. “Entire stations are not being closed but simply some entrances,” Mr Sablon has stated.
The police requested the closure of certain entrances, as part of a series of security measures that were announced on Saturday by the Prime Minister Charles Michel, following a meeting of the National Security Council.
Some entrances to six stations will be closed as part of this measure, namely Botanique (entrance 2), Bourse (entrance 5, 6, 7, 8 and 13), De Brouckère (Place de Brouckère/UGC – the cinema), Hermann-Debroux (Avenue Herrmann-Debroux/Boulevard du Souverain), Rogier (entrance 7) and Yser (the 3 entrances on the Porte d’Anvers).
The STIB is stressing the point that only some entrances and not entire stations will be closed. The metro and pre-metro lines will continue to run normally.
All essential information is available on the site www.stib-mivb.be.