De Lijn - Articles and news items
Industry news • 2 November 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
CAF is to supply approximately 146 low-floor trams to Flemish Transportation Company De Lijn for the provinces of East and West Flanders and Antwerp.
Industry news • 24 August 2016 • 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. 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 […]
Industry news • 3 June 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Flemish transport operator De Lijn has signed a contract with Bombardier to supply 40 additional FLEXITY 2 trams for service in the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp.
Industry news • 14 May 2014 • Bombardier Transportation
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won an order from the Flemish Transport operator De Lijn for the heavy overhaul of 20 trams used on the coastal line…
Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with De Lijn…
If you asked users of public transport what they consider to be the most important aspect of the service, how would they answer? The Flemish public transport company De Lijn put the question to 4,000 passengers. One of the top responses, not surprisingly, was punctuality. So, to further improve punctuality, De Lijn has been working for several years towards securing a better service via special bus lanes, traffic light intervention and infrastructural works. But more was needed.
Ticket sales on-board cost a lot of time and form a considerable barrier to punctuality. This was to be the catalyst for a successful pre-sale network, with a new payment method; SMS ticketing without pre-registration – a first in Western Europe.