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Free bus service in Wallonia because of smog

08:40 13/03/2014

Residents of Belgium’s Wallonia region will be offered free service on Walloon’s public transport system Thursday until the end of pollution alert. The move comes as officials try to remove as many cars from the roads while the air pollution levels in Belgium are to exceed safe limits Thursday and Friday. The TEC will offer riders free tickets throughout the day until the pollution levels ease-off.

Throughout the entire country drivers will be expected to lower their speeds due to limited visibility on Thursday. In Brussels, zones that are normally 70 km/h will be lowered to 50 km/h. Along the autoroutes heading into to Brussels from Wallonia and Flanders speeds will be adjusted to only 90 km/h. However, motorists are being urged to ditch the car and take advantage of public transport to help clear the air.


Written by Andrew King



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Jul 11, 2014 11:47

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Jul 11, 2014 11:52

"Free" bus service? Are the drivers volunteering; is the gasoline provided for free; are the buses maintained at no cost?

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Jul 15, 2014 12:53