Suspect package closes Leuven station

Leuven railway station (Flemish Brabant) was evacuated and trains diverted for a time on Friday after a suspect package was discovered on a platform. The suspect package was discovered at around 11:25am on the Brussels-bound platform at the station. The station was evacuated and trains from the East of the country to Brussels were diverted, causing big delays for passengers.

The Bomb Disposal Unit was called and checks carried out on the package found it to be safe. The station has since re-opened.

However, the diversions and cancellations have meant that delays of between 30 and 60 minutes to train services that pass through Leuven will continue for much of the afternoon.

Slight delays are expected in this evening’s rush hour.