600 train services impacted by Monday’s bomb alarm at Brussels North Station

More than 500 train services suffered delays and further 100 trains cancelled as a result of Monday afternoon’s bomb alarm at Brussels North Railway Station. On Monday afternoon the station was evacuated and no rail services were allowed to travel through the railway tunnel between Brussels North and Brussels South Railway Station.

Although services were allowed to resume later in the afternoon delays and cancellations continued late into the evening. The company responsible for Belgium’s rail infrastructure Infrabel says that 530 trains, 514 passenger services and 16 freight trains, suffered delays.

On top of this 84 passenger trains were cancelled and 15 trains had their routes shortened as a result of the bomb scare.  

The bomb alarm also impacted the bus and tram services that stop at the station building. The capitals underground road tunnels were also closed as Brussels Mobility’s control room for the tunnels is housed in the same building as the station.