During the visit of US President Biden, from 23 to 25 March, the Brussels transport company STIB advises its travellers to take the metro for trips in the city centre. The diversion of traffic caused by the visit will mainly be in the vicinity of NATO, the American embassy, the Hertogstraat and the European Quarter. There, bus lines will not serve stops, be diverted or experience hindrance.
Biden will attend both an exceptional NATO summit on the war in Ukraine and a meeting of the European Union’s heads of state or government on Thursday and Friday.
As a result, various arterial roads and zones will be closed to traffic on those days. Several entrances to the Schuman and Kunst-Wet metro stations will remain closed.
According to a report by BRUZZ, Bus lines 12, 21, 27, 36, 56, 59, 60, 79 and 80 will be diverted locally in the Schuman district. Lines 12, 21, 36, 56, 60 and 79 do not serve Schuman metro station. Stops Froissart and Leopoldspark (bus 21) will not be served.
To take the bus, travellers can go to the stops Maalbeek (from Leopoldspark) or Froissart (temporary stop Jean Reyplein). To take the metro, travellers can get off at the Maalbeek stop, where the bus lines will provide the connection with the metro.
Finally, bus lines 38, 54, 64, 71 and 95 will be affected, as will tram line 62.
STIB advises travellers who need to be in the affected districts or at the airport to inform themselves well in advance. Other lines may be disrupted or interrupted during the presidential visit.
STIB will keep its travellers informed about disruption on the network via social media.