Stib invites passengers to decide on color of new metro train
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    Stib invites passengers to decide on color of new metro train

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    Passengers can choose between silver or bronze for the trains of the future metro line 3. The new line will arrive gradually in the metro as from end 2019. Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet unveiled on yesterday (25 October) a several meters long fresco at the pre-metro station Albert, which will be one of the end stations of the future line.

    The fresco shows two proposed subway cars in silver and bronze. The public is invited to express its opinion, either directly by scanning a QR code or via internet and Stib’s application. The consultation is open until midnight 19 November.

    Line 3 will connect Albert Station in Forest to Bordet Station in Evere. Significant work will be done and seven new stations will be constructed between Gare du Nord and Bordet, while adapting the existing infrastructure between Gare du Nord and Albert.

    The last intermediate section should be put into service by 2022, while the completion of all work is scheduled for 2025.

    The first order of 43 subway cars, for an amount of €365 million, was placed with the Spanish company CAF. Once the color has been chosen, a model will be exhibited from mid-January next year

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times