Due to a collision with an unknown object, a train stood still for more than two hours on Saturday evening between Dilbeek and Brussels-South. There were about six hundred passengers on the train, railway company NMBS reports.
The train, which ran from Ostend to Eupen, came to a standstill around 5:50 pm, says NMBS spokesman Dimitri Temmerman. Because a technical check had to be carried out first, the delay lasted just over two hours.
“The train was able to leave again around 8 pm”, says Temmerman. “Due to the delay, it will only drive to Brussels-South. Travelers who want to continue in the direction of Eupen will have to change trains there. ”
For the time being, no more train traffic can take place on the railway line concerned, because the police still have to make determinations. Nevertheless, the impact for the rest of the traffic on the railway between Ghent and Brussels remains limited, reports the NMBS. The other trains can be diverted via Jette and Denderleeuw, which will cause delays, but will not cause serious inconvenience.
Passengers on the train can rely on a compensation scheme provided by NMBS. For example, you have to contact the customer service of the railway company, says Temmerman.