Brussels applies for new tram line 15 building permit

In collaboration with Brussels public transport operator MIVB/STIB, Brussels Mobility has applied for planning permission to construct tram line 15, a new line to link Belgica metro station and the Thurn & Taxis neighborhood with the North Station and later with Central Station. The public space along the approximately 2 km route will also be completely redesigned.

As part of the construction of the new tram line, which will be there partly because of Thurn & Taxis’s rapid growth, the public space will also be completely redesigned, Picard Street will get trees and wide pavements, and the Maritime District, Maximilian Park, and the North District will also become greener and more liveable.

Balanced space

Trees and shrubs will be planted along the route, and street furniture and benches will be installed so walkers can relax. “This will allow for a more balanced distribution of space between pedestrians, cyclists, public transport, car and freight traffic, and more space for water infiltration, rest areas, play elements, and green elements,” says Brussels’ Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Elke Van den Brandt (Groen).

The tram will cross the canal via the Suzan Daniel Bridge, designed for this purpose.

The works are scheduled to start in 2026. The tram line is expected to be inaugurated in 2029, and the extension to Brussels-Central should be completed by 2032.

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