De Lijn stepped in after a coastal tram was derailed in the resort of Middelkerke. The derailed tram blocked the rails preventing further traffic. The tram probably derailed as a result of the sand that was swept up by the remnants of hurricane Gonzalo. The travelling public was not stranded, however, as the transport company deployed shuttle buses to bring people to their destination.
The tram company also released staff to keep the rails free of sand along the entire route.