Do you have any questions about our new bus plan? You will find answers to your questions below.
Specifically, what are the changes to my line?
You will find all the information and changes relating to your bus line by clicking on the corresponding number below.
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Does the new bus plan serve all of the areas currently served?
All bus stops have been retained and additional destinations will be added. Nevertheless, some connections will be reorganised.
The bus plan modifies many of the bus lines. Is the entire Region affected, or only certain districts?
The bus plan will have an impact on the entire Brussels territory, even if the modifications are greater in the north and the west of the Region. The changes resulting from the Bus Master Plan affect roughly 2/3rds of the lines of the current bus network. Note that this does not mean that the routes of all these lines will be fundamentally changed. In many cases, the sections of routes that are most frequently used are maintained, although some bus lines may get another number. In this latter case, the service can be considered as unaltered for the client.
Will all of the lines be modified at the same time?
No, the bus plan is introduced progressively and deployed in different stages, in accordance with client needs and depending on the ease or complexity of implementing certain measures, on the availability of resources (equipment, drivers, budgets, adaptations of public space, etc.) as well as on the delivery schedule for the new buses.
Does the bus plan take account of clients who have connections with other networks? (TEC, De Lijn, SNCB-NMBS)?
The departure points and destinations of all public transport users in the Brussels-Capital Region were, indeed, taken into account during the design and development of the bus plan. Priority has been given to the needs of the Brussels residents and the inhabitants of the near periphery.
What about the night bus network Noctis? Is it going to be adapted as well?
Adaptations to the Noctis network were made as part of the pedestrian zone project for the city centre. The current route of the Noctis buses has not been changed (terminus Central Station and local area loop).
Will there be new dedicated bus lanes?
Yes, a new AVANTI plan is linked to the bus plan and provides for the creation of new dedicated lanes for public transport and more in particular for buses.
What is the percentage of new bus stops that are being created, and where will they be located?
New bus stops need to be created in the districts where the bus plan provides for a whole new bus service. To give a rough idea, for both travel directions combined, about one hundred stops will be created, while the current bus network already counts around 1700 stops (i.e. an increase in the order of 5-6%). It should also be taken into account that some existing bus stops need to be relocated as a result of the restructuring of some bus routes. The installation of new bus stops is ongoing.
Does the bus plan take account of the reality on the ground, or is it based solely on concepts?
The bus plan is based on concepts aimed at increasing the capacity of the bus network, offering greater passenger comfort and new connections, notably to districts that are currently little or poorly served. The physical environment is, of course, also taken into consideration, but certain changes may nevertheless be necessary.
How many additional drivers will the bus plan require?
The bus plan would require some 700 additional bus drivers.
How many additional buses will the bus plan require?
The fleet will be expanded with some 150 buses, including about forty electric buses. In addition to this, the oldest buses will be replaced by new hybrid models, which are less polluting than the current diesel buses.
Why doesn´t the bus plan provide for a link between the avenue Charles-Quint/Keizer Karellaan and Simonis?
The bus plan aims at complementarity with the other public transport operators in Brussels. Besides, the MOBIB card makes it now very easy to switch from one network to another. De Lijn already provides a connection between the avenue Charles-Quint/Keizer Karellaan and the city centre via Simonis. Instead of covering the same route in parallel, STIB-MIVB is offering a new connection between Charles-Quint/Keizer Karel and Heysel/Heizel.
The installation of the new rue du Wagon/Wagenstraat in Uccle/Ukkel between the Calevoet/Kalevoet station and the chaussée d´Alsemberg/Alsembergsesteenweg in the direction of Stalle was announced many years ago. What is the status of that project?
The project is in the process of being developed in close collaboration with the municipal authorities.
The Westland Shopping Centre of Anderlecht will be better served. Is it possible to have a bus stop installed in the heart of the complex, as is done in other cities?
The project of a terminus regrouping 3 bus lines is currently being studied and the application for an urban planning permit will be submitted in due course.
Is a connection between Neder-Over-Heembeek and Haren planned?
No, there are no plans for such a service. It is unfortunately not possible to propose direct connections between all districts. Moreover, the current topology of the network does not allow to conceive an effective bus service running across the channel to link these districts.
However, the plan bus introduces a new bus line 56 connecting Neder-Over-Heembeek, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek and the European quarter (Schuman). This new bus service provides a more direct link from Neder-Over-Heembeek to almost all destinations in the north-east of Brussels. To travel from Peter Benoit to Evere Shopping, for instance, a traveller needed to take bus 47, change to tram 7 and finally take bus 66. The new bus plan allows travellers to cover this journey with only one connection instead of two, by taking the new bus 56 and then directly change to bus 66.