The Brussels PTB criticizes the rise in in Stib prices in 2015
Share article:
Share article:

The Brussels PTB criticizes the rise in in Stib prices in 2015

©Belga
©Belga

On Tuesday at 8.30, a dozen members of the Brussels PTB were at the entrance to the De Brouckière station telling passengers about the Stib price rises which will take effect on the 1st of February. They are protesting the cancelation of the Mobib tariff for 10 journeys at 12,5 euros.

Youssef Handichi, Brussels PTB deputy, says it is the best value outside of a subscription. “We’re not going to help mobility and the environment in Brussels by putting public transport prices up. The Brussels government has proudly announced that only tourist offers will go up in 2015. But there was a catch. The cancelation of the Mobib tariff means that passengers that always paid 12,5 euros will now have to get the Jump tariff at 14 euros.  This is a 12% increase. After subscriptions, the 10 journey card is the most popular”.

 According to the 2013 report on Stib, the 10 journey card represents 10,06% of journeys, compared to 68,70% for general subscriptions  and 15,91% for school subscriptions.

The PTB criticizes the constant price increases which are superior to inflation and the social isolation brought by the stopping of free transport for those over 65 in 2013.

(Source: Belga)

Latest news

Aggression against railway staff more than doubled since 2020
In the first three quarters of 2021, the number of reports of aggression against national railway company SNCB's staff has more than doubled compared ...
Intervention hotline 1722 activated following bad weather warnings
Following bad weather warnings from Belgium's Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI), the Federal Public Service (FPS) Home Affairs has ...
Thousands march in Brussels to raise awareness of violence against women
More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Brussels on Sunday afternoon for a national march to raise awareness of violence against women in ...
Efficacy of vaccines against new variant known in a few weeks, virologist says
The efficacy of the current coronavirus vaccines against the new Omicron variant will be clear in one to two weeks, Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst ...
Scientists could have communicated better during pandemic, survey shows
The majority of Flemish people continue to trust scientists, however, only half of them feel scientists communicated understandably during the ...
Closing borders and new travel restrictions: Countries react to Omicron variant
As more cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus are being reported across the world, more and more countries are imposing tougher travel ...
Several rush hour train services to be scrapped from Monday
Up to ten peak time trains to and from Brussels will be temporarily cancelled starting from Monday, Belgian railway company SNCB announced this ...
Europe’s largest vintage clothes store is in Ghent this weekend
Europe's largest pop-up store for second-hand clothes is once again setting up shop in Ghent on Sunday, offering more than five tonnes of vintage ...
Animal welfare in EU’s pig meat sector: What’s wrong?
EU has put into place legislation to ensure that animal welfare conditions are respected in its agricultural policy but the breaches of its ...
‘Not feasible’: Doctors refuse to follow new testing strategy
Doctors have warned they will not follow the government's adapted testing strategy which would see vaccinated people who were in close contact with a ...
Flanders introduces ‘invisible’ speed cameras
New digital speed cameras that are essentially invisible to the road user are being introduced on various roads and motorways in Flanders, Flemish ...
Warnings issued for slippery roads across Belgium
Drivers have been asked to watch out for slippery roads from Saturday afternoon until Sunday evening, as snow and cold temperatures are expected ...