In September it will be the turn of the tram tracks in the Voskenslaan and the Coupure.

Transport company De Lijn is going to carry out major works on some Ghent tram lines and the bus station at the South. Tram lines 1 and 4 in particular will feel the effects during the work. From Monday 1 August to Wednesday 31 August, the transport company will carry out work on Gent Zuid. The bus station will be completely redeveloped. The double track between the tram platforms of Gent Zuid and Vlaanderenstraat will also be renewed.

“For 2022, we foresee 6,5 million euros in tram track renewal in Ghent. In 2023, the budget for tram track renewal in Ghent and Antwerp will grow further to 45 million euros, and will include more projects in the Ghent region. With these investments we want to solve a historical problem. Investments in combination with efficient asset management should ensure that effective improvements become visible in the field in the coming years. This with the necessary attention for the active road user.”

Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters

These works will be carried out in two phases: the preparatory works are planned from Monday 1 August to 7 August. From Monday 8 August to 31 August, the Vlaanderenstraat will be closed to traffic. During the works, one section of the track on Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein will be reserved for the buses and all motorized traffic will have to cross the other section, which can lead to some traffic nuisance. There is a parking ban on Sint-Annaplein between Keizer Karelstraat and Brabantdam.

In order to be able to work on the tram tracks, during the second phase, from August 8 to August 31, Vlaanderenstraat will be closed to traffic coming from Graaf Van Vlaanderenplein. Motorized traffic can reach the center via Zuidstationstraat and Sint-Annaplein.

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Tram infrastructure works are planned at Veerleplein, Geldmunt, Neuseplein, Coupure Rechts and Gent Zuid. The tram tracks from Voskenslaan to Flanders Expo are also planned.In addition, the bus station in the South will be completely redeveloped and tram tracks will be renewed in Vlaanderenstraat.​

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Veldstraat is not a pedestrian street because a busy tram line runs through it

In the Voskenslaan, Derbystraat and Maaltebruggestraat zone, tram line 1 will be limited to the Brugespoort stop from 4 September due to redevelopment works in Coupure Rechts, part between the Rozemarijnbrug and Contributiestraat. De Lijn is renewing the tram tracks and providing vibration-damping measures in the construction of the tram bed. The tram stops are also being modernized and made more accessible. 

During these works, tram 4 will only run between Ledeberg and the Brugsepoort stop. The Brugsepoort stop will then become the temporary final stop. Travelers to and from Gent Sint-Pieters can opt for tram 1 at the Rabot or tram line 2 at the Rozemarijnbrug stop. During the school rush hour, extra trams will be used on tram line 1 for an increased frequency between Rabot and Gent Sint-Pieters.

These works will last until the spring of 2023 and will be carried out in phases. From 1 September, tram line 1 will run between Evergem and Gent Sint-Pieters and further to UZ, and not to Flanders Expo. In the first phase of the works, Flanders Expo will also not be accessible by bus. The regular bus lines follow a diversion via the Kortrijksesteenweg. In subsequent phases, travelers to/from Flanders Expo can again use bus lines 76-77-78 and the stops in the vicinity of the exhibition halls. If you want to go to Flanders Expo in September/October, it is best to provide an alternative.

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From 1 September, tram line 4 will be limited to the Brugespoort stop due to redevelopment works in Coupure Rechts, part between the Rozemarijnbrug and Contributiestraat. De Lijn is renewing the tram tracks and providing vibration-damping measures in the construction of the tram bed. The tram stops are also being modernized and made more accessible. During these works, tram 4 will only run between Ledeberg and the Brugsepoort stop. The Brugsepoort stop will then become the temporary final stop. Travelers to and from Gent Sint-Pieters can opt for tram 1 at the Rabot or tram line 2 at the Rozemarijnbrug stop. During the school rush hour, extra trams will be used on tram line 1 for an increased frequency between Rabot and Gent Sint-Pieters.

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Tram lines 1 and 4 in particular are feeling the effects during the work.
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