The communes of Vilvorde, Machelen and Grimbergen and the Flemish government have reached agreement on a trambus line that would link Heysel and Brussels Airport. It is planned for 2019. The agreement was announced on Sunday after the “trambus parliament” led by De Lijn took place in Vilvorde.
The Flemish public transport company brought together experts, local authorities and residents to discuss the new line. “This line is largely supported. It should, in the short term at least, give passengers an alternative to traffic jams”, says Mobility Minister Ben Weyts (New Flemish Alliance).
The Flemish government decided to install a trambus line to create the best link possible between Heysel and Brussels Airport last year.
Communal public transport company De Lijn says the trambus (combining the flexibility of a bus with the efficiency of a tram) is the best solution, as they want to create a line that follows the ring-road between Heysel and Brussels Airport. Work on the project would start in 2019.
The Flemish government has already decided to spend 90 million euros on this project.