“Delivery van drove along the rails at Diamant”

A delivery van has been seen driving along the tramrails in an underground Brussels tram station.  A video posted on social media shows the van driving on the rails.  It passes a tram driving in the other direction and then comes to a halt at a platform.

The pictures show a white van moving along the tram rails at high speed.  When it reaches the platform the van’s tyres give up and it grinds to a halt.

Brussels media group Bruzz reports that the incident happened at the Diamant premetro station in Schaarbeek last Saturday around 8AM. As a result, tram services were disrupted until the afternoon.

The driver now faces a hefty bill for tow-away services and repairs to the tram infrastructure.  He, or possibly she, will also have to pay compensation for disrupting the traffic and possibly also a fine.  

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