Strike action against government – one metro line in use this morning
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Only line 1 of the metro was in use on Tuesday morning in Brussels. This was due to the General Federation of Public Sector Workers (one of Belgium’s main trade unions – known as the “CGSP”) calling for a strike today. The frequency of trains on line 1 was however significantly reduced for one hour during rush hour, with one train approximately every ten minutes. Cindy Arents, the STIB spokeswoman, stated this. Six trams and two buses also left the depots.
Metro lines 2, 5 and 6 have not been operating, whilst line 1 of the metro is running at a low frequency. The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company qualifies that, regarding the trams, only lines 3, 4, 7, 82, 92 and 94 are operating, but also at a lower frequency compared to a normal day.
In respect of the buses, numbers 21 and 87 are running today, but at a lower frequency than normal. STIB will communicate operational updates on its Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the day.