Bomb-hit Brussels subway station reopens a month later

In this Saturday, March 26, 2016 file photo, people stop and look at floral tributes placed outside the Maelbeek metro station, the scene of one of the bomb attacks on the Belgian capital, in Brussels. The subway station in the Belgian capital where a suicide bomber killed 16 people a month ago will reopen Monday, April 25, 2016. The Brussels regional transit authority, commonly known as the STIB, announced the reopening Friday, April 22 on social media. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels subway station where 16 people were killed by a suicide bomber has reopened just over a month after the attacks.

Security remains high across the underground network, which was hit during the March 22 peak morning travel period.

The opening of the Maelbeek station early Monday brought the Belgian capital’s underground network back up to full capacity.

Brussels Metro spokeswoman An Van Hamme said “there wasn’t any structural damage. So there were a few works that had to be done.”

Commuters can leave messages on a tribute wall in the main station entrance.

Goolon Luolovic, a 42-year-old metro passenger, said that “life must go on. The madness of men is what it is but peace must win over.”

Bomb-hit Brussels airport is still not back up to capacity.

 

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