Laurie Dieffembacq

Busy tram route re-opens after 5-day closure

Trams are running again through the tram tunnel between the Pétillon and Meiser tram stops in the east of Brussels. The tunnel carries two of the capital’s busy tram services: trams 7 and 25. Tram services had been interrupted since Friday morning due to a sink hole caused by a water leak just before the entrance to the tunnel near to the Pétillon tram stop in Etterbeek. 

A replace bus service was put into place and passengers were advised to find alternative routes. Initially the Brussels public transport company MIVB had promised that the tram service through the tunnel would be running again by Sunday afternoon.

However, the scale of the work to fix the leak and the sink hole meant that this was put back to Wednesday morning.

The re-opening of the tram service through the tunnel will make life easier for thousands of commuters, locals, schoolchildren, students and visitors that use trams 7 and 25 every day.