By the editor
UA union demonstration for purchasing power is taking place this Wednesday in the center of Brussels. FGTB, CSC and CGSLB gather at 10:00 a.m. Place de la Monnaie in Brussels to make their voices heard. Several disruptions are expected due to this mobilization, particularly in terms of public transport.
The Stib network in Brussels is severely disrupted on Wednesday. Only one metro line is running, all the others are at a standstill. This is metro line 1 (Stockel – Gare de l’Ouest); it is extended until the Erasmus judgment.
The traffic of trams and buses is also chaotic. Thus commuters can only board trams 3, 4, 7 (Esplanade detour), 8, 9, 51, 92, the others not running. As for the buses, the numbers 12, 29, 34, 36, 46, 53, 54, 56, 59, 65, 71, 73, 87 (extended Black Ponds), 88 and 95 crisscross the streets of the capital, the others are remained at the depot.
The situation is therefore very disrupted on the metro network, 7 lines out of 17 operate for trams and 1/4 or even 1/3 of the lines on the bus side, summarizes the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company.
Travelers are invited to find out about the state of the situation via the various communication channels of the STIB (Twitter, website, application, call center).
The public transport network De Lijn, in Flanders, is also affected by the union actions carried out in common front on Wednesday.
On average, six out of ten trams and buses cross the territory. However, this figure varies slightly by province. Thus, in the province of Antwerp, for example, 56% of buses and trams are in service, while in East Flanders 67% use the network and 63% in Flemish Brabant.
At La Cote, six out of ten trams run normally.
Disruptions are to be feared on the TEC network this Wednesday due to the day of action organized by the trade unions, can be read on the website of the Walloon public transport company.
A certain number of courses are removed in the various provinces. The list of affected bus lines is available on www.letec.be.