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17 September 2021

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The practice and road races of the Road World Championship will take place from 23 to 26 September

During the construction and dismantling periods, several lines on the Leuven outer ring road (Geldenaaksevest) will be diverted.

Due to a trade union action, there will be an alternative service on September 24. More info here.

  • Construction period: 16 to 22 September
  • Completion period: 27 and 28 September

During practice and race days:

  • Shuttle in Leuven between Station, UZ Gasthuisberg and the city centre (Sint-Jacobsplein).
  • Several lines in Leuven that use the route of the competition follow a diversion
  • Certain lines in the Leuven/ Flemish Periphery will be temporarily reduced in length from 23 to 26 September, other lines will not run. The lines impacted are shown below. 

Be sure to map out your route for these days with our route planner

Shuttle Gasthuisberg 

  • This shuttle runs from Leuven Station platform 12 via Ludenscheidsingel to UZ Gasthuisberg and via Van Waeyenberghlaan to Sint-Jacobsplein. 
  • Frequency:
    Thursday 23 September
    Between 9 am and 3 pm: every 10 minutes
    Friday 24 September
    Between 5.30 am and 11 pm: every 10 minutes
    Saturday 25 September
    Between 7 am and 8.40 pm: every 20 minutes
    Sunday 26 September
    First departure at 7.35 from: Leuven Station
    Between 07:55 am and 9.25 pm every 30 minutes

On the shuttle, the regular fares and tickets apply.

Adjusted lines Leuven/Flemish Periphery region

when?

  • Thursday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday September 24 (all day)
  • Saturday September 25 (all day)
  • Sunday September 26 (all day)

Which lines and what adjustments?

  • Line 1 Heverlee Campus - Leuven Station
  • The buses do not run.
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  • Line 2 Heverlee Campus - Leuven - Kessel-Lo Hulsberg
  • The route is limited to Leuven Station between 9 am and 3 pm.  The buses do not continue to Heverlee Campus. There is a normal service between Leuven Station and Kessel-Lo Hulsberg.
  • Line 3 Leuven - Pellenberg - Lubbeek
  • Line 333 Leuven - Tremelo
  • Line 334 Leuven - Aarschot
  • Line 335 Leuven - Aarschot
  • Line 370 Leuven - Diest
  • Line 371 Leuven - Linden
  • Line 373 Leuven - Assent
  • Line 374 Leuven - Tielt
  • The route is limited to Leuven Station. To travel between Leuven Station and Gasthuisberg you can use the Gasthuisberg shuttle.

  • Line 4 Haasrode - Herent
  • The buses run in detour between Herent Wegvoerenstraat and Leuven Station and between Leuven Station and Herverlee Pakenstraat. In Herent, only serves the Herent Wegvoerenstraat stop.

  • Line 5 Vaalbeek - Wakkerzeel
  • Line 6 Hoegaarden - Wijgmaal
  • The buses run in detour between Wijgmaal and Leuven Station and between Leuven Station and Heverlee Pakenstraat.
  • Line 7 Bierbeek Centrum - Leuven - Heverlee - Bertem
  • Line 8 Bierbeek Centrum - Leuven - Heverlee - Bertem
  • Line 9 Korbeek-Lo Pimberg - Leuven - Heverlee - Bertem
  • The route is limited to Leuven Station. The buses do not continue to Bertem Rond Punt. 
  • Line 270 Brussel - Haacht - Keerbergen 
  • Line 660 Zaventem - Haacht - Bonheiden 
  • The route is limited to Keerbergen.

  • Line 284 Leuven – Mechelen
  • Line 285 Leuven - Mechelen
  • The buses run in detour between Herent Keiberg and Leuven Station.

  • Line 315 Leuven – Leefdaal – Tervuren - Kraainem
  • Line 316 Leuven – Sterrebeek - Kraainem
  • Line 317 Leuven – Bertem – Tervuren - Kraainem
  • Line 318 Leuven – Moorsel - Brussel
  • Line 395 Leuven - Hoeilaart
  • Line 410 Leuven - Brussel
  • The route is limited to Leuven Gasthuisberg. To travel between Leuven Gasthuisberg and Station, you can use the Gasthuisberg shuttle.

  • Line 337 Leuven - Waver
    Line 616 Leuven – Bertem – Moorsel - Zaventem
  • Line 18 (TEC)
  • The route is limited to Heverlee Station. The buses do not run to Leuven Station. The journeys towards Bertem/Oud-Heverlee start at the temporary stop Heverlee Kerk.

  • Line 351 Leuven - Brussel
  • Line 352 Leuven - Kraainem
  • Line 358 Leuven - Brussel
  • Line 651 Leuven - Zaventem
  • Line 658 Leuven - Kortenberg
  • The route is limited to Leuven Sint-Jacobsplein. To travel further to Leuven Station, you can use the Gasthuisberg shuttle.

  • Line 380 Leuven - Tienen
  • The buses run through the rear of the station and the travel route is limited to Leuven Station. To travel between Leuven Gasthuisberg and Station you can use the Gasthuisberg shuttle.

  • Line 500 Schoolbus Wespelaar - Keerbergen 
  • Line 501 Schoolbus Mechelen - Keerbergen 
  • Line 503 Schoolbus Steenokkerzeel - Keerbergen 
  • The buses do not run because the schools in Keerbergen work via distance learning.

  • Line 520 Schoolbus Linden - Kessel-Lo - Leuven - Heverlee  
  • Line 521 Schoolbus Kortenberg -Everberg -Meerbeek -Heverlee
  • Line 522 Schoolbus Kortenberg - Erps-Kwerps - Heverlee 
  • Line 523 Schoolbus Kortenberg - Heverlee 
  • Line 524 Schoolbus Tielt - Leuven - Heverlee 
  • Line 525 Schoolbus Lubbeek Geestbeek - Leuven - Heverlee 
  • Line 526 Schoolbus Tervuren - Heverlee 
  • Line 527 Heist op den Berg - Tremelo 
  • Line 529 Schoolbus Veltem - Kortenberg - Tervuren 
  • Line 537 Schoolbus Leuven - Terlanen 
  • Line 597 Schoolbus Heverlee, Sint-Albertus - Wilsele 
  • Line 598 Schoolbus Groenendaal - Overijse - Heverlee
  • The buses are not running because the schools in Leuven are closed.

  • Line 549 Schoolbus Ottenburg – Huldenberg - Overijse - Tervuren 
  • Line 553 Schoolbus Groenendaal - Tervuren
  • De bussen rijden niet omdat de reisweg tussen Overijse en Tervuren onderbroken is door verkeersmaatregelen.
  • Line 600 Buitenringbus Leuven
    Line 601 Binnenringbus Leuven
  • The buses do not run from Monday 20/9 to Saturday 25/9.
  • Line 630 Haasrode - Wijgmaal
    The buses run in detour between Leuven Station and Haasrode.
  • Line 652 Leuven - Zaventem
    The buses run in detour between Herent Wijk Den Bremt and Leuven Station.
  • KBC shuttle: certain buses on line 651 (Zaventem - Leuven) between Leuven Station and Leuven KBC
  • The buses are not running on Friday september 24.
  • Line 681 Zaventem - Perk - Bonheiden - Mechelen
  • The route is limited to Boortmeerbeek Dorp from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buses do not drive to Bonheiden and Mechelen
  • The night buses do not run on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September.
  • The student shuttle will not run on Sunday 26 September.

Diversions in Leuven during construction and dismantling of arrival zone

  • Construction period: 16 to 22 September
  • Completion period: 27 and 28 September

During the construction and dismantling of the arrival zone on the Leuven outer ring (Geldenaaksevest) several lines (4, 5, 6, 178, 179, 306, 337, 555, 558, 597, 600, 616, 630) in Leuven follow a diversion. They do not drive into Leuven in either direction via the Geldenaaksevest or the Geldenaaksebaan. As a result, a number of stops near Naamsepoort, Tiensepoort and on Geldenaaksebaan are not served. All details can be found in our route planner.

More information

All aboard with De Lijn with peace of mind

Travelling with De Lijn is efficient, sustainable and always safe:

  • Passengers aged at least 13 and over must wear a face mask at the bus stops and on the vehicles and keep as much distance as possible
  • De Lijn cleans and disinfects its vehicles extra
  • Read about all our precautions

So keep choosing public transport with peace of mind.

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