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    Public transport disrupted today in Brussels

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    Only three bus lines, six tram lines and three metro lines were operating Tuesday morning in Brussels, according to STIB, the intercommunal transport company. Public transport in the capital is disrupted Tuesday due to a strike in protest against the pension reform.

    The strike was announced yesterday by the socialist union (CGSP/ACOD) and is expected to last until 22 pm Tuesday evening.

    The union opposes the pension reform by Daniel Bacquelaine, federal minister in charge of pensions. The other trade unions, CSC and the CGSLB, do not take part in the strike.

    Metro lines 1, 2 and 5 are operating, tram lines 3, 4, 7, 82, 92 and 94 also. As for the bus lines, only lines 21, 29, 34, 66, 71, 87, 95 and the shuttle 94 (following the Forest Road works) are served.

    STIB states that disturbance certificates can be obtained online. Please visit www.stib-mivb.be for updates throughout the day on operating lines.

    Maria Novak
    The Brussels Times