Brussels’ subway station and airport remain closed a week after bombings

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While it’s been one week since the deadly terror attacks in Brussels, Belgians are trying to get back to their everyday routines.

The subway station, the site of one of the bombings, and the airport where two explosions went off are still closed.

CCTV’s Kate Parkinson reports Brussels.

Brussels' subway station and airport remain closed a week after bombings

While it's been one week since the deadly terror attacks in Brussels, Belgians are trying to get back to their everyday routines. The subway station, the site of one of the bombings, and the airport where two explosions went off are still closed. CCTV's Kate Parkinson reports Brussels.

It’s the morning rush hour in Brussels. It was at this time last Tuesday that a suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy commuter train shortly after two bombs went off at Brussels airport.

A week on, life is getting back to normal, but Brussels remains a city on edge. Police are still looking for one of the men suspected of bombing the airport, as well as at least seven other suspects who authorities believe are linked to the attacks.

Belgium is facing mounting criticism over its failure to foil the attacks. During a visit to Paris on Tuesday, the mayor of Brussels admitted mistakes have been made.

At the airport, staff tested various systems Tuesday to prepare for a partial reopening. Some flights could resume this week, although the airport chief executive officer said it may be months before it is running at full capacity.

As Brussels struggles to get back on its feet after last week’s attacks, there is a sense that life must go on. But with accusations that Belgian authorities missed a series of leads in cracking down on the terror cell linked to the Brussels and Paris attacks, many wonder where terrorists could strike next.