In the period immediately after 22 March attacks the number of passengers fell by 90%. However, it took more than a month (until 25 April) until the whole network was operating a normal service again.
Two months after the attacks passenger number on MIVB services are still 60,000/day down on what they were before the attacks.
MIVB’s An Van Hamme told the Flemish-Brussels media Bruzz that "Part has switch to using the tram and bus and part is staying away all together”.
The MIVB’s CEO Brieuc de Meeûs to journalists that people need time to get over what has happened. “Who wasn’t traumatised?” Mr de Meeûs said. He adds that the number of passengers is rising every day.