STIB to offer free services on Sunday to signal the urgent need to address climate change
The STIB has announced it will offer free service of its entire network this Sunday, December 2, “to encourage and facilitate the participation of as many people as possible in the climate march.”
The march will take place between Gare du Nord and Cinquantenaire Park.
Brussels civic society is encouraging people to participate in the march for climate, organized this Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 at Brussels-North station.
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On Saturday I took part in @extinctionrebellion in London. It was one of the most empowering experiences and it truly brought back my faith in humanity being able to change the system, change the world. Sometimes I get discouraged, I get overwhelmed by the severity of the problem we’re faced with and I almost lose hope. But events like this, organization like @extinctionrebellion who bring people, rebels, together, who make it easier for our voices to be heard, they inspire me, they rekindle the fire inside me and push me to keep fighting for what I believe in. They remind me that even tho it was people who destroyed the planet, it can be people who bring it back to life. We have the power to change things and we have the responsibility to rebel against those who try to stop us ✊🏻
An agreement has been reached with Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet (sp.a) to ensure this free-of-charge service throughout the day.
Le 2 décembre, vous avez climat ?
La #STIB est gratuite #claimtheclimate https://t.co/4QFBB0TtTh pic.twitter.com/ssnAWiCbLC
— STIB-MIVB (@STIBMIVB) November 26, 2018
Subway gates will be deactivated and travelers will not have to validate in the vehicles.
STIB warns however that due to the event, several bus lines and trams may be disrupted this Sunday between 12:00 and 17:00.
Bus lines 14, 20, 21, 29, 36, 47, 58, 60, 61, 63, 65, 66, 79 and 88, as well as the lines of trams 92 and 93, may experience service disruption.