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Trambus test runs begin on streets of Brussels before entering service in 2019

24 August 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Flemish public transport company De Lijn has begun initial Trambus test runs on a future route which will commence in 2019.

Trambus test runs begin on streets of Brussels

Image: De Lijn

The Trambus test programme will commence on a planned route from Jette to Brussels Airport via Vilvoorde. The trial will determine what changes are needed to existing infrastructure in order for the new vehicle to run safely and smoothly. Minister for Mobility Ben Weyts, has confirmed the mode will be in operation from 2019.

Trambus trial will determine what changes are needed to existing infrastructure

“The laying of tram tracks takes time and money. The Trambus allows us to offer a much faster alternative to the car and the traffic jam. The Trambus is the ideal stepping stone for a real tram,” said Minister Weyts.

Commenting on the tests De Lijn said “We want to prepare everything properly and thoroughly, so that we can offer our passengers an optimum and reliable service.” The company also confirmed that the vehicle would travel via dedicated lanes in some areas ensuring good flow.

2 responses to “Trambus test runs begin on streets of Brussels before entering service in 2019”

  1. GEORGE says:

    Looks like a monster environmental polluter ODing on fossil fuels. Probably a rough bouncy ride with plenty of noise inside and out. All thumbs down.
    NEXT …………………

  2. John says:

    George, unless it’s electric, then it there the same pollution as a tram, but with lower cost to have it operational.

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