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No trams to Tervuren for three months

15:17 25/05/2024

Anyone hoping to go to Tervuren by tram this summer will have to plan their journey more carefully, as major engineering works will disrupt three tram routes on the eastern edge of Brussels.

“After years of loyal service, the Avenue de Tervuren tram tracks are due to be replaced,” public transport operator Stib has announced.

From 1 June to 30 August, no trams will run between the Tram Museum and Ban-Eik (line 39), Tervuren Station (line 44) or Herrmann-Debroux (line 8) as the tracks on Avenue de Tervuren and Boulevard du Souverain are replaced. Vintage tram excursions from the Tram Museum will also not run during this period.

Stib will operate two replacement bus services: one replacing trams 39 and 8, which will run from Ban-Eik to Herrmann-Debroux via the Tram Museum, and another replacing line 44.

Until 5 July, trams on line 8 from Roodebeek will terminate at the usual Tram Museum stop. From 6 July, trams will terminate at a temporary stop about 100 metres away on Boulevard de la Woluwe.

Then, from 1 September, it will be the turn of the section between the Auderghem-Forêt and Quatre-Bras stops to be replaced. Tram 44 will remain interrupted, while trams 8 and 39 will run normally.

The overall works will last until the middle of 2025.

“This replacement is essential to avoid accidents and derailments and to guarantee the safety of users, drivers and operations,” Stib said, adding that many tram stops would be completely renovated as part of the works.

The company also said that “no major disruption to traffic” was expected this summer. However, traffic could be diverted or reduced to one lane near the works.

Written by Liz Newmark