The strike that disrupts Brussels public transport on Monday has an impact on car traffic in the capital. “The main roads (Brussels) are very busy and the traffic was very difficult this morning, even at times disastrous,” says Touring Mobilis.
At 09:30, the situation improved but there are still three quarters of an hour of traffic jams at Rue de la Loi or from the Avenue de Tervueren.
Touring Mobilis has counted more than one hour of traffic jam on the main roads of Brussels, such as Avenue Charles V or the E40 towards Woluwe-Saint-Etienne. “It’s quite exceptional,” says Touring, especially because the small streets, usually less busy, are also blocked.
The traffic has been congested since 07:30. At 09:00, only metro line 1 was running. Thirteen tram lines are running: 3, 4, 7, 19, 25, 39, 51, 55, 81, 82, 92, 93 and 94.
Buses are more numerous and about twenty lines are in service: 15, 21, 29, 34, 36, 38, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50, 53, 54, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66, 71, 78, 87, 88, 89 and 95. The frequency is however reduced compared to a normal day, according to STIB.
The CGSP and the CGSLB filed a strike notice on Monday to denounce various operational problems that generate “a negative social climate” within the Brussels public transport society. The CSC Public Services chose not to join the strike.