National Day changes to bus, tram and metro services in Brussels

The Brussels public transport company MIVB has announced that a number of its bus and trams routes will be diverted or shorted for the duration of the festivities to mark Belgium’s national day on Sunday 21 July. MIVB also announced that metro services will run later (until 1am) in order to allow those wishing to watch the national day firework display to take the metro home.  

The national day celebrations get under way with the traditional Te Deum in Brussels Cathedral. On Sunday afternoon those that wish to can enjoy a military parade and take part in festivities in and around the Warande Park. All this has necessitated the diversion and shortening of a number of the city’s busiest bus and tram routes.   

Tram routes 92 and 93 will not run between Louiza and Kruidtuin. Bus 27 will not run between Merode and South Station. Bus routes 29 and 63 will terminate at Madou. Meanwhile the special shopping bus route 33 that links the uptown and downtown shopping areas will not run at all. Bus routes 34, 38, 80 and 95 will terminate at Luxemburg. This is also the case for route 64 before 1pm and after 6pm on Sunday.

At other times the service will terminate at Maalbeek. Bus routes 65 and 66 will be diverted via Kruidtuin and will terminate at Quetelet. Finally bus route 71 will not run between Naamsepoort and De Brouckère.  

Elsewhere, the Park Metro Station will be closed between 12 noon and 5:30pm. Some entrances to the Kunst-Wet, Troon, Maalbeek, Central Station and Schuman metro stations will be closed at certain times.  

MIVB’s four metro lines, tram routes 3, 4,8,19,32,92 and 93 and bus routes 54, 66, 71 and 95 will all continue later than normal.  

All the latest new on MIVB services can be found on the public transport company’s website The site is also available in English.

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