A greater frequency and range of trains passing through the stations in the North-West of Brussels is urgently needed, said several MPs from the Flemish and Francophone ecologist parties Ecolo and Groen in the Capital Region.
The MPs, elected in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Jette, Koekelberg, Ganshoren and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, call for more S-trains (suburban trains in and around several Belgian cities) of railway company SNCB to serve the six smaller stations in the North West of the region, BX1 reports.
"This real and efficient public transport alternative is under-used and under-developed," they stated in a press release. "To attract more Brussels residents to the train, SNCB can boost the S-train service and get closer to their objectives of one train every 15 minutes on weekdays on each line of the S-network as well as a frequency of 30 minutes at weekends."
Currently, SNCB's S-train offer comprises 12 lines (S1 to S12), 144 stations (34 of which are in Brussels) and more than 700 daily trains. Now, a motion has been approved to make better use of this offer.
The Green MPs propose "to vote a motion in local councils to development of the S-train offer."