De Lijn will adapt the tram network in Antwerp on Saturday due to extreme … (Antwerp)


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Transport company De Lijn will slightly rearrange the Antwerp tram network on Saturday 8 August due to the predicted warm weather. Tram lines 11 and 12 do not leave because of the code red. All other tram lines run as planned.

“The use of older trams is avoided as much as possible, especially during the afternoon heat. The temperature in the driver’s cabin can get so high that it is not justifiable for our tram drivers to continue to use these trams, ”says spokesman Sonja Loos of De Lijn.

“This is also not very comfortable for travelers. Due to the measure, we can use a maximum of trams with air conditioning or air blowers on the tram lines that do exit. ” De Lijn announced that it would monitor the situation day by day.

Instead of line 11, between Berchem Station and the Melkmarkt, travelers can use line 9. It runs from Berchem Station to Groenplaats. Bus lines 20-21-32 from Berchem Station to Rooseveltplaats are also an alternative.

How line 12from the Sportpaleis to the Central Station, will find a good alternative on the pre-metro lines 2-3-5-6.



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