The number of daily commuters has also doubled, going from about 90,000 to 181,000. However, this represents only 20% of the usual number of commuters the SNCB transports on a regular working day.
The Brussels company STIB has seen the number of its passengers increase from 22% to 28% in its metros, and 30% in the surface network. The company’s trams and buses operate at 85% and the metro at 90% of the usual service.
The company is waiting for a final decision on which pupils will be allowed to go back to school, intending to possibly extend its services.
“Almost all” passengers comply with the obligation to wear face masks, according to all three companies. Passengers who refuse to comply risk a €250 fine.