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De Lijn names CAF as preferred bidder to supply 146 low-floor trams

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.

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

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 […]

De Lijn places order for additional FLEXITY 2 trams

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.

Bombardier wins order for the heavy overhaul of 20 trams of De Lijn in Belgium

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 wins order to supply 48 trams for De Lijn’s operation in Ghent and Antwerp

Industry news, News  •  27 September 2012  •  Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with De Lijn…

Bus ticket enters the digital age in Western Europe

Issue 5 2007, Past issues  •  6 October 2007  •  Tom Van der Vreken, Spokesperson, 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.


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