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Fare increases on Brussels public transport

Although the price of individual and multi-journey tickets will remain unchanged, MIVB is planning to raise the price of its monthly and annual season tickets.

The average price increase of 2.28 percent is well above the rate of inflation.

From next February, the price of an annual season ticket for MIVB services only will increase from EUR 499 to EUR 520.

Monthly season tickets will go up by EUR 1 to EUR 50.

The fare increases now await the approval of the Brussels Regional Government.

A spokesman for the Brussels Transport Minister Pascal Smet (Flemish socialist) told journalists that “The level of public money given to MIVB has increased by EUR 36 million to EUR 619.49.

MIVB’s 2015 budget doesn’t take into account money that might be forthcoming from Beliris (the Federal Government fund for the capital).”

The MIVB is also set to launch season tickets that will also be valid on its Airport Line bus service.

A monthly season in including Airport Line will set you back EUR 60, while an annual season ticket will set you back EUR 580.


Flandersnews.be / Expatica