Brussels to keep train stations open 24h for the homeless
Tuesday, 09 February 2021
As temperatures continue to stay below freezing and Brussels remains blanketed in snow, the city has decided to keep its three largest train stations open around the clock so that homeless people have a warm place to go.
Brussels Central, Brussels North, and Brussels South train stations will be open 24 hours a day, Minister Alain Maron announced on Twitter.
En raison de la vague de froid et en bonne entente avec la @SNCB, il a été décidé de laisser les trois principales gares de #Bruxelles ouvertes aux personnes sans domicile pour qu’elles puissent s’y abriter @GeorgesGilkinet
Due to the cold snap and in agreement with the SNCB, it was decided to leave the three main train stations in #Brussels open for homeless people to use as shelters
The decision comes in consultation with NMBS after a crisis meeting last night with field organisations.
The city’s 3,120 available beds for the homeless are almost completely occupied, François Bertrand told Bruzz. Bertrand is the director of Bruss’Help, an organization that provides aid to homeless people in the region.
A press conference about the issues facing homeless persons during these times is scheduled for this afternoon.