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    Spontaneous bus strike halts transport into Brussels

    Traffic into Brussels is disrupted due to an unannounced strike by bus drivers on Tuesday. Credit: Vitaly Volkov/Wikimedia Commons

    Several bus lines coming into Brussels from the eastern outskirts of the city have ground to a halt, bringing disturbances to the public traffic network as De Lijn employees and bus drivers carry out an unannounced strike on Tuesday.

    The strike, ongoing, broke out at around 7:00 AM in the public transport company’s transport bus depot in Dilbeek and Meerbeke, to the east of the inner city belt.

    Several transport lines into Brussels have completely stopped their services as a result of the strike (116, 117, 118, 126, 127, 128 and 129), causing disturbances to lines 136 and 137, according to a statement by the company.

    The causes for the strike are not yet known, representatives from the company said to Belgian media.

    The Brussels Times