Brussels tram route 4
|Gare du Nord/Noordstation – Stalle P|
Trams at the Stalle Parking terminus.
|System||Brussels tramway network|
|Depot||Haren, Ixelles, Schaerbeek|
|Began service||2 July 2007|
|Start||Gare du Nord/Noordstation|
|Length||10.0 km (6.2 mi)|
|Journey time||35 minutes|
The tram route 4 in Brussels, Belgium is a tram route operated by the STIB/MIVB, which connects the Stalle car park in the southern municipality of Uccle to the Brussels-North railway station in the municipality of Schaerbeek. It was created on July 2, 2007 as a new route between the Esplanade and the Stalle car park, via the North-South axis tunnel. It is since then with tram route 3 one of the only 2 tram routes to service the North-South axis tunnel. On August 31, 2009 the route was shortened with a new terminus at the Brussels-North railway station, while the tram route 3 was expanded between Brussels-North and Esplanade.
The route crosses the North-South axis tunnel from the Brussels-North railway station to the Albert premetro station. The tunnel crosses the municipalities of Schaerbeek, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, City of Brussels, Anderlecht, Saint-Gilles and Forest. It then rides along the Avenue Albert/Albertlaan which is a part of the Brussels greater ring road up to the Vanderkindere crossroad in the municipality of Uccle. There, the tram route uses the Avenue Brugmann/Brugmannlaan which then becomes the Rue de Stalle/Stallestraat. At the end of that street lies the tram terminus next to the Stalle car park.
Line 4 has been created on the 2 July 2007. This line replaces the line 52 between Esplanade and the North Station and the line 91 between Stalle parking and Vanderkindere.
On the 31 August 2009 the line is limited at North Station. The route North Station-Esplanade is taken by the tram route 3. After that the line 4 is sorter and the doesn´t served after 20:00 because the line 33 has been prolonged towards Stalle parking.
On the 1 September 2011 the line is also served by the night. Due that the line 33 has been suspended. Between North Station and Bordet Station the line 33 has been replaced by the line 32 wish it has been prolonged from the North Station to Da Vinci.