Strike puts 7 Brussels tram lines out of service

25th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

25 September 2006BRUSSELS — Tram drivers of Brussels public transport organisation STIB-MIVB have gone on strike today in protest over two incidents which involved violence aboard regional trams over the weekend.The strike, which began at 7:30am on Monday, is concentrated around the transport depots in Brussels' Rue Royale and Rue d'Enghien.

25 September 2006

BRUSSELS — Tram drivers of Brussels public transport organisation STIB-MIVB have gone on strike today in protest over two incidents which involved violence aboard regional trams over the weekend.

The strike, which began at 7:30am on Monday, is concentrated around the transport depots in Brussels' Rue Royale and Rue d'Enghien.

Tram routes, 18, 19, 52, 55, 56, 82 and 83 – seven of the capital's 18 lines – are currently out of operation.

According to An Van Hamme, spokesperson of the STIB-MIVB, the strikers want, among other things, that some of the 'pending actions' be carried out faster.

This involves the employment of 14 extra members of a 'rapid response team', which will help to prevent incidents.

"This procedure has begun, but can not be speeded up," said Van Hamme.

[Copyright Expatica news 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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