Public transport will be free in Brussels from midnight on the night of the 31st December to the 1st of January, the Brussels intercommunal transport company, Stib, announced on Wednesday. Stib also announced that it would increase the frequency of trams and buses on given routes, while subways will run exceptionally up to two a.m. There will be more trains on the four subway lines and, from 8 p.m. on the 31st , line two will be extended to the Heysel station.
Fans of the annual fireworks display are invited to get off at Heysel station or at Houba Brugmann and proceed to the Atomium Esplanade, where they will be able to view the display. On the orders of the police, the Roi Baudouin station will be closed from 7.00 p.m. on the 31st of December to 08.00 a.m on the 1st of January.
Nine tramlines will run until 2 a.m. on the 1st of January, while waiting time between trams will be five to 20 minutes. Noctis busses will run from 00.30 a.m. to 5 a.m., every 20 to 30 minutes. For more details on timetables and terminuses, commuters may consult the Stib’s site.