Last updated: 01:39 PM ET, Fri April 22 2016

Brussels Subway Station to Reopen Monday After Suicide Bombings

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | April 22, 2016

Brussels Subway Station to Reopen Monday After Suicide Bombings

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Following a suicide bombing in March, the subway station in Brussels, Belgium, where 16 people were killed is now scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 25.

According to The Associated Press, the Brussels regional transit authority made the announcement Friday on social media that the Maelbeek Station will be opened for the first time since the March 22 attacks.

The suicide bombing took place during morning rush hour aboard a Brussels Metro train, and the explosion also damaged the Maelbeek Station. On the same day, another set of suicide bombings took place at Brussels Airport, killing an additional 16 victims.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

As a way to remember those killed in the terrorist attacks at the subway station, Belgian media is reporting that officials have built a memory wall at Maelbeek Station. When the facility reopens Monday, travelers making their way through the station will be able to share their feelings by leaving written messages or drawings on the wall.


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