Brussels public transport is on the move

13 June 2007  •  Author(s): ET

Just like in every city, it is becoming more and more of a challenge to adapt public transport to the needs of modern society. An increasingly efficient and effective service for a larger number of passengers is a challenge faced by many public transport companies. And Brussels is no exception. The public transport provider S.T.I.B. (Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles) is on target to meet this challenge and the developments of the last few years can be considered nothing short of a revolution. As in so many other European cities, the tram plays an important role in this revolution. This article provides an overview of the many changes to the Brussels public transport network, with particular emphasis on the tram.

Over the past few years, our company has been constantly on the move” begins Marcel Carême, director of the Tram mode. “Changes are happening at an incredible pace and they concern almost all fields. Improving passenger comfort by bringing new trams into service, meeting passenger demand more effectively by making changes to the network, measures to increase safety such as the automatic braking system BCM, improving the commercial speed by creating more exclusive lanes and the Utopia system, the PACTram which is aimed at improving relations between tram drivers and passengers… These are just a few aspects of the big facelift that the Brussels public transport provider is experiencing and which I would like to explain in more detail in this article.”

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