“The arrival of Citybus to our network marks the beginning of the passage of the Stib’s bus fleet to 100% electric” explains Brieuc de Meeûs, STIB’s CEO. “During the summer, standard electric buses will arrive on the Stib network and next year, the first articulated power line will be available. Furthermore, we will have new hybrid buses by the end of 2018. A plus for mobility and the quality of life in Brussels ” he concludes.
Starting today this 6km line will serve 13 stops in the center of Brussels: Dansaert, Saint-Géry, Stock Exchange, Anneessens, Manneken-Pis, Grand Place, Library, Grand Sablon, Petit Sablon, Royale, Porte de Namur, Louise and Poelaert, with a 20 minutes frequency. “The complete route from terminus to terminus takes between 12 and 20 minutes depending on the traffic. The new line 33 will run daily and is accessible to travelers at the same rate as the other lines of the Stib” explains the STIB.
Inauguration de la nouvelle ligne 33 , un bel hommage à Jacques Brel.
Un CITY bus électrique qui relie les quartiers du centre ville. Merci à tous les employés et les ouvriers de la @STIBMIVB de nous transporter tous les jours! 🚌 #Bruxelles pic.twitter.com/SOqawQEkqG
— Philippe Close (@PhilippeClose) June 1, 2018
The Free Shopping Bus will continue thanks to the Foire du Midi
While the STIB launches today the line 33, the first mission of the Free Shopping Buses is coming to an end. Visitors to the Smurf Experience on the Heysel Plateau (Brussels Expo) will be able to use these free shuttle buses this summer to extend their visit of Brussels in the shopping streets of the city centre or the Foire du Midi.
The new route will be used from 16 July to 18 August 2018 (the duration of the Foire du Midi). Except on Sundays, the free shuttle buses ride every afternoon and serve the following stops: Heysel Plateau, Sainte-Catherine, Central Station, Porte de Hal.