Spontaneous bus strike halts transport into Brussels
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
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.