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Free public transport on Sunday for climate march
Public transport in Brussels will be free on Sunday, to coincide with a major march against climate change, Stib has announced.
Ticket gates at all of the city's metro stations will be switched off and passengers will not have to validate their ticket to board any Stib buses or trams, all day long.
The free day aims "to encourage and facilitate the participation of as many people as possible in the climate march", the public transport operator said.
The march on Sunday has been called by a "Climate Coalition" bringing together about 70 environmental organisations and is taking place on the eve of a COP24 UN climate summit in Poland.
Protestors will set off from Brussels North station at midday and will head towards Cinquantenaire park. More than a dozen bus routes face delays and diversions, as well as trams 92 and 93.