The decision to reopen the Maalbeek metro station was taken by the Greater Brussels regional government on Thursday evening. This means that from Monday all the capital’s 69 metro and underground trams stations will be open. Like the other stations, Maalbeek will be open from 6am to 10pm.
"The repair work is so advanced that a re-opening on Monday is possible”, the Brussel public transport company MIVB’s Ann Van Hamme told VRT News.
"A wall of remembrance where people can write something in remembrance of what happened. We are working on a kind of monument or work of art that will be unveiled later”.
The station is be restored to its original state. It is nearly ready. However, MIVB is still waiting for special tiles from Portugal to repair Benoît van Innis’ portraits that decorates the platform.
On Saturday, the survivors of the Maalbeek attack will be given a private viewing of the repaired station.