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Severe disruption to Brussels public transport expected on Friday
Brussels public transport operator Stib has warned that "very few" bus, tram and metro services will run on Friday, with "severe disruption" to the network as staff take part in a nationwide cross-sector day of strike action.
Anyone travelling on Friday should check the Stib's website and social media channels - Facebook and Twitter - for the latest real-time information. The Stib call centre (070 23 20 00) will be open from 6.00.
A trade union source told RTBF that up to 80% of Stib drivers are expected to take part in the strike - and that buses and trams would be worse affected than the metro network.
TEC in Wallonia and De Lijn in Flanders are also expecting services to be disrupted, while rail operator SNCB says train services should be unaffected.
Traffic delays are also likely in the centre of Brussels from 11.00 on Friday due to a march organised by the FGTB.