Grouped dispatching centre for STIB/MIVB and Brussels Mobility
By 2020, the Stib/Mivb and Brussels Mobility dispatch centres will be grouped into one Brussels Mobility Centre. This 30-million euro worth investment aims at further improving communication and collaboration between departments for better mobility management in Brussels.
Currently, the Stib/Mivb’s six dispatching hubs (bus, tram, metro, Energy, Field support and IT) are spread in five locations. The traffic control and infrastructure centre, Mobiris, is located in the North Communication Centre. This caused issues during the terrorist attacks, as its evacuation caused the closure of all tunnels.
Brussels Mobility Centre
For security reasons, the government hasn’t yet disclosed the address of the new Brussels Mobility Centre. What is now known is that all dispatching units will share an open space office. The Stib/Mivb will be allocated a 1.424 square meters space with 60 desks. Mobiris, for its part, will get 413 square meters with 10 desks.
Goal of this new centre is to broadly improve communication and collaboration between departments, for better mobility management in Brussels. All equipment will be upgraded in all locations. Furthermore, still for security reasons, all systems will have redundant back-ups.
30 million euro
“These new facilities will help to move from the observation to a real traffic management solution. For example, by integrating the traffic light management and the future access barriers to the La Cambre woods”, declared Brussels Mobility General Manager, Christophe Vanoerbeek.
According to Brussels Mobility Minister, Pascal Smet (SP.A), this relocation in addition to the equipment upgrade represents a total investment of 30 million euro.