Brussels metro - Articles and news items

CAF to supply 43 units for Brussels Metro

Industry news  •  8 August 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Brussels public transport operator Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (MIVB/STIB) has awarded a 12 year framework contract for the supply of units for the Brussels Metro to CAF.

Video: The 8 year construction of Schuman intermodal hub

Industry news  •  23 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

This video displays the eight year construction of Brussels’ new Schuman intermodal hub which now connects trains, subways, buses, bicycles and taxis.

Brussels: from a city for cars to a city for people…

Issue 2 2016  •  3 May 2016  •  Pascal Smet, Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Brussels

Brussels needs a new balance. We need to move from being a city for cars to a city for people. There’s no denying that Brussels has too many cars. Urban planning dating back to the 1950s and 1960s placed cars centrally in the city’s design. Over the last couple of decades, our Belgian tax policy has aggravated the situation: living outside cities is more profitable as taxes are lower and company cars are an indirect way to give people extra income, often with a fuel card which means travelling by car is almost free. The result for Brussels: of 400,000 commuters coming in and out of our city every day, 230,000 do so by car, often individually…

Brussels is modernising and extending its metro network

Issue 2 2016  •  3 May 2016  •  Luc Bioul and Luc Derie, STIB

370 million journeys are undertaken each year in the Belgian capital and year on year increasing use is being made of the buses, trams and metros belonging to the Brussels Public Transport Company (STIB). In order to keep up with the ever increasing number of travellers – and continue to provide them with high-quality, efficient public transport – STIB is working on large-scale sites, three of which are directly related to the backbone of its network: the metro. In an interview with Eurotransport, Luc Bioul and Luc Derie of STIB illustrate how the creation of a new line, the conversion of a section of pre-metro into metro, and the modernisation of its signalling is set to change the face of Brussels’ public transport over the coming years…

Attacks on Brussels airport and metro system

Industry news  •  22 March 2016  •  Eurotransport Magazine

At least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured in attacks at Brussels Airport and a metro station this morning…