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Ellenlange rijen in station Brugge, reizigers staan tot buiten aan te schuiven: “Wat een kloteboel”

Long queues at Bruges station, travelers standing outside … (Bruges)

It’s a long queue at Bruges station on a Sunday evening.
Photo: Twitter Inflamdril and mojo_risin84

Bruges –

It’s very crowded at Bruges station on a Sunday evening. Hundreds of people stand in a long line to board an indoor train. “As a result of the work at Alter,” spokesman Dimitri Timmerman said. The Bruges station thus became a transition point, leading to the current crowds.

And whether it is occupied at Bruges station. Some travelers post photos on Twitter that leave little to the imagination. People queuing outside the station and inside the central aisle hundreds of travelers crammed with each other very closely. “We are crammed together like sardines, causing people to faint,” Kenzo de Rieder wrote.

At NMBS they are aware of the problem. “It has two reasons,” said spokesman Dmitri Timmerman. On the other hand, the exodus of vacationers from the coast, although in relative terms it is not so bad. On the other hand, the works are in Aalter, as a result of which Bruges and Ghent become transmission stations. Because of the works, fewer direct trains will be running.”

He is busy at the station itself, but not on the platforms. “We work on our fixed order when it gets very busy, as we don’t make passengers wait on the platform, but just let them move around. It depends on the number of free places per train.” Timmerman expects the situation to gradually resolve this evening.

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