Stib warns of disruption due to nationwide strike next Wednesday
Brussels public transport operator Stib has warned that metro, bus and tram services in the capital will be affected by strike action next Wednesday, 21 September.
Unions have called a nationwide demonstration against soaring prices and declining purchasing power. This will include a protest on the Place de la Monnaie in central Brussels.
Stib staff are widely expected to join the strike action, meaning fewer public transport services will run. Buses in central Brussels may also be disrupted by the demonstration.
The public transport operator said it could not currently predict the extent of the strike disuption, but it advises: "If possible, make alternative travel plans."
Stib will provide real-time information on which lines are running from 6.00 on the day itself, once it knows how many employees will turn up for work.
Updates can also be found on the Stib's Facebook and Twitter accounts or by phoning the call centre on 070 23 20 00.