How do I get to see the Tour in Brussels?

The organisation of the second stage in the Tour de France in Brussels will inevitably lead to traffic chaos. At 6:00 CEST several main entry roads into the Belgian and Flemish capital were closed.  These include the A12, the E40 from Leuven and the E411.  People wishing to watch the Tour are advised to use public transport to get to a good vantage point.  

Belgian rail is running extra services.  MIVB buses, trams and metros are free.

Tram and metro stations near the route will be serviced today.  For the start, travel via Central Station.  For the finish your best bet is South Station (Zuid/Midi) where you can take the metro and alight at Heizel.

The entire route of the stage is, of course, also closed to traffic until 20:00 CEST and cuts the capital into three zones. The zone around the finish remains closed until midnight. 

The first team starts at 14:30 CEST and should arrive thirty minutes later.  The last team should be at the Heizel around 16:45 CEST.

Saturday’s first stage attracted an estimated half a million people