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Cinquantenaire Tunnel and Loi Tunnel closed during the summer 27-04-2012
Infrabel, Beliris, Bruxelles Mobilité and STIB are completely renovating and modernising the existing Brussels-Schuman station. The project will soon enter an important next phase requiring the Cinquantenaire Tunnel and Loi Tunnel to be closed in the direction of the centre of Brussels between June 11th and September 15th 2012. Local diversions will be put in place for road traffic.
Important phase of the works
The closure of the two road tunnels from June 11th up to and including September 15th is required in order to carry out the works on Brussels-Schuman station.
- A new train connection will be built between line 26 (Halle-Vilvoorde) and line 161 (Brussels-Namur), which requires the reconstruction of the Loi Tunnel exit.
- The tunnel’s supporting structure is forty years old and will be renovated.
- The tunnel's exit will be built in such a way that natural daylight can shine into the underground station.
A modern easy-to-reach station
By 2015, travellers will be able to enjoy a modern, accessible station where they can easily transfer to train, metro or bus. The Brussels-Schuman station and the new rail link are a crucial element in the Regional Express Network (RER), which will significantly improve mobility in and around Brussels.
Alternatives for road traffic and information for neighbourhood residents
The Cinquantenaire Tunnel and Loi Tunnel will be closed from June 11th up to and including September 15th to all traffic in the direction of the centre of Brussels. Local diversions will be set up in consultation with the mobility organisations involved. Please refer to the following site for more information about this diversion plan and the progress of the works:
Or on our own website:
You can refer to the following sites for specific information about public transport options: