Flemish mobility minister urges Brussels to approve bus-tram
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
The Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts is asking Brussels to approve a new bus-tram connecting Brussels Expo and Brussels Airport. Credit: Belga
The resigning Flemish Minister for Mobility wants Brussels to approve a new hybrid bus-tram route.
Ben Weyts (N-VA) is asking the Brussels-Capital Region to approve a new combination bus-tram and a subsequent line connecting Brussels Expo to Brussels Airport.
The vehicle, which is essentially a bus that looks like a tram, were purchased from Belgian bus builder Van Hool, and De Lijn is training its drivers to operate the vehicle, according to New Mobility.
The Brussels-Capital Region must approve the bus-tram because 5 kilometres of its proposed track runs through Brussels.
The bus-tram is part of a 3 billion euro mobility project between Flanders and Brussels. The project’s goal is to improve public transport in Flemish Brabant, reduce congestion, and improve access to the airport.