Traffic will be severely disrupted on both public transit systems TEC (Wallonia) and Stib (Brussels) on Wednesday, the 2 networks revealed in separate press releases. “Stib is expecting the national protest movement against federal government policies to cause serious disruption on the bus, tramway and metro networks. The movement, organised by the joint union front, will take place in Brussels on Wednesday, October 7th and some Stib employees, including operators and drivers, will be taking part in the protest,” said the Brussels transit company in a press release. “Stib urges people to use alternative means of transport if they possible can. It will do all it can to update travellers in real time by using all possible media from 6:00 a.m.,” added the company. The Brussels transit system ended up only partially disrupted the last time a national protest movement took place, on November 6th, 2014.
As for TEC, they recommend travellers consult their website, www.infotec.be, for updates. There are already warnings of “severe disruption” at TEC Charleroi and TEC Liège-Verviers. The TEC Brabant Wallon network will only be partially affected, and Conforto and Rapido buses will run as usual.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)