Metro station under Flagey square will solve traffic problems, says Open Vld
Monday, 13 May 2019
A new metro station under the Flagey square would be a solution to Brussels’ traffic problem, according to Els Ampe, Open Vld party leader for the Flemish Parliament. “We have already tried all other options, but we can only solve the congestion problem in Brussels with the metro,” she said.
“There is far too little space on Flagey Square, so we have to build a metro,” Ampe said. “According to data from STIB, we can dig 10 metres a day. From Porte de Namur to Flagey is 1.5 kilometres. If we start digging tomorrow, we can build it in five months,” she added.
By proposing a metro station, Ampe is relaunching an old idea. “Several experts within STIB have already proposed extending the metro from Porte de Namur to Flagey, because Ixelles is a very densely populated municipality. With trams, buses and cars, the traffic around Flagey Square leaves very little room for cyclists and pedestrians,” she added.