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More trams, metros and buses for Brussels

27 August 2004

BRUSSELS – The state-backed company in charge of public transport in Brussels will increase services on major metro, tram and bus routes from the end of August.

STIB/MIVB says trains on the city’s metro lines will run more frequently in future.

From the end of the month trains on lines 1A and 1B will stop a stations every seven and a half minutes instead of every ten minutes.

On line two trains will run at four-minute intervals instead of the current five.

On Brussels’ tram network, frequency will be increased at weekends on key routes in and out of the city centre.

From 31 August passengers using tramlines 39, 44, 91 and 94 will have to wait a maximum of 15 minutes for a tram instead of the current 20.

Traffic will also increase on the buses.

During rush hours waiting time between buses on the 95, 96 and 48 routes, which link the suburbs with the central Place de la Bourse will be reduced by two minutes.

Increased services will also be laid on on several other key bus routes.

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