The Brussels communal transport network, Stib, was severely disrupted on Wednesday morning. The disruption was been caused by a CGSP Union strike. They were striking due to the austerity measures imposed on public services, a spokesman for the Union said at around 6.30. Despite the strike, around a dozen bus, tram and metro lines are still running. A minimum of half the vehicles that run on a normal day are operating on these lines. Metro lines 1 (West station – Stockel) and 5 (Erasme – Hermann-Debroux) are running. Around half the normal tracks are still operating.
Bus lines 21, 71, 78, 13 and 29 are running. Tram lines 3, 4 and 92 are also running. Seeing as services are running at a lower capacity, passengers must allow for longer than normal delays between transports.
The situation is constantly changing, and Stib has put a list of the lines still operating on its internet site and Twitter. At 7.15am, the list of operational lines grew. Trams 3, 4, 82 and 92 are running, as well as bus lines 12, 13, 21, 29, 34, 66, 95, 71, 78, 87 and 95.