STIB staff, deeply touched by the attack carried out on March 22nd, 2016, in the Maelbeek metro station, led a so-called “minute’s noise”. This was a tribute to the victims of last year’s attacks.
In doing so the company’s staff intended “to show both that STIB has not forgotten the events and that it continues to take a stand against hate and terror” in the interests of the city of Brussels as a whole.
The public transport company ceased work at 9.11 a.m., the time the bomb exploded at Maelbeek. Drivers and the rest of the staff held a “minute’s noise”, during which passengers were invited to take part by applauding.
In Wallonia, workers at the TEC group also took part in this, as a show of solidarity and sympathy with their STIB colleagues.