Dutch Railways in red plans to raise ticket prices by 10%

February 28, 2024

Like in 2022, Dutch Railways NS made a 191-million-euro loss last year due to increased costs for wages and equipment, but also because the This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch Railways orders new trains for €150 million

February 27, 2024

Dutch Railways NS will order ten more Intercity trains, New Generation, on top of the 99 already ordered earlier. The order involves an inveThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian NMBS/SNCB shows first autonomously accessible carriage

February 16, 2024

NMBS/SNCB has presented the first of 130 autonomously accessible M7 double-decker carriages at train builder Alstom in Bruges. The Belgian rThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Uber launches its taxi services in Liege, Namur, and Mons

February 16, 2024

Since this Wednesday, February 14th, the Uber application has been available in three large Walloon cities: Liège, Namur, and Mons. Ten yeaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Liège tramway to be extended to Seraing

February 12, 2024

The Walloon government has decided to extend Liège’s tramway network to Seraing (Jemeppe) despite its high price tag. The extension, excludThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch to run 1,600 more trains per week and double to Brussels

February 09, 2024

Starting December 15th, Dutch Railways NS plans to run 1,600 more weekly trains than the current timetable. The aim is to better and more ofThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Aggression cases almost tripled a Walloon TEC

February 05, 2024

Last year, staff at the Walloon public transport company TEC faced almost three times more aggression cases than in 2015. Staff in the LiègThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Bruxell’Air premium to be extended and increased

February 02, 2024

The Brussels government is going to increase the Bruxell’Air premium. The increase should encourage Brussels residents to eliminate their nuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian train tickets almost 15% more expensive in one year

February 01, 2024

From 1 February, Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB is raising most fares by 5,9%. These include the prices of standard tickets, seasoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian rail sees 7% more passengers in 2023

January 31, 2024

Last year, Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB carried 244 million train passengers, 7% more than in 2022. After the Covid-19 years, thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

No tax increase on ICE company cars in Belgium

January 30, 2024

Belgium will not have a sharp increase in taxes on fossil company cars. After much wrangling, the federal government has agreed on the benefThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn coming back with self-driving buses by 2026

January 29, 2024

Flemish public transport operator De Lijn is pulling plans for self-driving buses in cities off the ice again. A pilot project will be develThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Eurostar transported 25% more travelers in 2023

January 25, 2024

In 2023, Eurostar’s high-speed trains carried a quarter more passengers. The number of travelers increased in one year from 14,8 million in This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Longest strike ever on German railways

January 24, 2024

Engineers of the state-owned railway company Deutsche Bahn started a six-day strike last night, the longest strike ever on German railways. This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

NMBS/SNCB curtails opening hours of station ticket offices

January 18, 2024

From March 1st, opening hours will change in almost all Belgian railway stations where there are still ticket offices. No ticket office willThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch crisis manager to put Van Hool back on track

January 18, 2024

With the immediate appointment of Mark Zwaaneveld (62) as co-CEO, Belgian bus and touring car builder Van Hool is getting a shrewd crisis maThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

One in seven Belgian trains delayed or abolished in 2023

January 15, 2024

The punctuality of Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB’s trains fell to the lowest level in five years last year. More than 46 000 traiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch Qbuzz chooses Van Hool for another 112 e-city buses

January 15, 2024

After signing last year a contract with Qbuzz, a public transport operator in the Netherlands, to deliver 54 battery-electric buses of its lThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels Heysel gets new P+R car park

January 09, 2024

The Brussels government has inaugurated a new P+R car park on the Heysel plateau, suitable for around 100 parking spaces. The car park and tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Storm over De Lijn’s new transport scheme doesn’t die down

January 08, 2024

The storm over Flemish public transport company De Lijn’s new transport scheme has not died. In an interview with the newspaper Het Laatste This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn under heavy fire for preferring 500 Chinese BYD buses

January 05, 2024

Flemish public transport operator De Lijn orders 92 standard electric buses from Chinese bus maker BYD. The order, representing an investmenThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian rail wants to outsource management of car parks

December 27, 2023

Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB wants to outsource the management of its 60 payable car parks to a commercial company. So writes thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Twelve percent more buses, trams, and metros in Brussels

December 26, 2023

The Brussels government and the board of directors of the Brussels public transport company MIVB/STIB have signed the new 2024-2028 managemeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

PS slams brakes on raising Brussels public transport fares

December 19, 2023

The 2024-2028 management agreement between the Brussels public transport company MIVB/STIB and the Brussels Region will not happen now. The This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Competition for Eurostar through Channel Tunnel is coming

December 18, 2023

Getlink, the operator of the Channel Tunnel, wants to attract new rail operators. It has set aside a budget of 50 million euros for this purThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

First Nightjet train from Berlin arrives in Brussels

December 12, 2023

After a break of almost a decade, the long-awaited night train connection between Brussels and Berlin is finally operational again. The firsThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn convicted of discriminating against wheelchair users

December 06, 2023

The Mechelen court finds Flemish public transport company De Lijn guilty of structural discrimination against people with disabilities. FourThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

MIVB/STIB gets a little greener with purchase of 36 e-busses

November 30, 2023

Brussels public transport operator MIVB/STIB has ordered 36 electric buses from German manufacturer Daimler Buses. The order is part of a frThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

First metro rides on Grand Paris Express

November 29, 2023

The first metro of the Grand Paris Express, a massive 15-year project that is set to revolutionize transport in the region around the FrenchThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn invests in 1.600 charging points for buses

November 28, 2023

De Lijn will order up to 1 600 charging points to charge electric buses in its depots. The Flemish public transport company is placing the oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels looking for aboveground alternative to Metro 3 line

November 22, 2023

Now that works on the Brussels Metro 3 have been delayed due to budget problems and the new line may not come into full service until 2038 oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brupass tickets now digitally available in Brussels

November 17, 2023

Brupass and Brupass XL tickets are now also available digitally in the MIVB/STIB, NMBS/SNCB, and TEC apps, and from the beginning of 2024, aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Cash-flow crisis forces Alstom to scrap 1.500 jobs

November 16, 2023

Financially troubled French Alstom, manufacturer of trains, metros, and rail systems, has to cut some 1 500 jobs or almost 10% of all commerThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Info screens in Belgian train stations get a new look

November 15, 2023

The digital information screens in the Belgian public railway company NMBS/SNCB stations are getting a new look. The new design allows more This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn cancels 3.000 bus stops in new 2024 network

November 15, 2023

From 6 January, Flemish public transport operator De Lijn will start a new, significant step in the rollout of its primary accessibility netThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian rail engages public for beta-test new app features

November 14, 2023

Travelers can now test and help improve new features of the Belgian public rail operator NMBS/SNCB’s app before the features are integrated This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn orders another 44 articulated e-buses from Iveco

November 08, 2023

Flemish public transport company De Lijn will order 44 articulated electric buses from Italian bus manufacturer Iveco. The delivery of the 1This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Negative advice on more expensive tickets at NMBS/SNCB

October 30, 2023

The board of directors of Belgian railway company NMBS/SNCB will soon consider a possible 5 to 6% fare increase early next year. The Rail PaThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Minister lashes out at De Lijn’s CEO: ‘stop nagging!’

October 26, 2023

Things are at odds between Flemish Mobility Minister Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) and Ann Schoubs, director general of public transport company This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian free commuter newspaper Metro pulls the plug

October 24, 2023

The Belgian edition of the free newspaper Metro, distributed mainly through public transport, will cease publication because it is no longerThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels MIVB/STIB fares to increase by 6,9% in 2024

October 24, 2023

Brussels transport company MIVB/STIB’s fares are likely to be indexed from September 2024 and consequently increase by 6,9%, except for prefThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Deutsche Bahn divests itself of Arriva subsidiary

October 20, 2023

German railway group Deutsche Bahn (DB) is selling its British subsidiary Arriva, which operates bus and train lines in ten European countriThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgian Multiobus orders 20 more e-buses from Ebusco

October 16, 2023

Multiobus, a subcontractor for Flemish public transport company De Lijn based in Flemish Brabant, has ordered 20 Ebusco 2.2 battery-electricThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Van Hool shows 24-meter double-articulated e-bus for France

October 16, 2023

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool has joined forces with Kiepe Electric from Germany and Alstom from France to create the fully electric 24-This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

De Lijn opens first new store at Antwerp Central station

October 16, 2023

Public transport company De Lijn recently opened a new type of store where passengers can obtain travel info and buy bus and tram tickets. TThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

NMBS/SNCB: more trains from December despite staff shortages

October 13, 2023

On December 10th, Belgian public railroad company NMBS/SNCB will start the first phase of its plan to expand its train offer significantly. This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Eurostar competitor Evolyn orders first trains

October 12, 2023

Evolyn, which plans to rival Eurostar’s high-speed trains between Paris and London, has ordered its first 12 trains from French train buildeThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

New tramway in Liège makes first test run

October 11, 2023

Liège’s new tramway has successfully completed its first run through the city streets. A first track was completed on a six-kilometer stretThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels cabs can run on hydrogen gas

October 11, 2023

Hydrogen gas (H2) can be used as fuel for cabs and other cars in Brussels without any problems. That is the conclusion reached by D’Ieteren’This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.