The STIB will offer free rides on New Year’s eve and until 5:30 am on January 1st
STIB will offer free service of its transport network on December 31st from midnight until 5:30 am January 1st. Several lines will be reinforced and extended. 450 drivers will be working on New Year’s Eve.
Last year, the STIB network recorded 144,000 trips on New Year’s Eve, on its bus, tram and metro lines.
“In order to allow everyone to move without worry the night of New Year’s Eve. All subway lines will be reinforced from 20h and their operation will be extended until 2am. From 8 pm, the metro line 2 will be extended to Heysel, to bring travelers to the esplanade of the Atomium for the fireworks,” reported the transport company.
The frequency of tram lines 3-4-7-51-93 will be increased at 8 pm and the operation of all tram lines will be extended until 2 am.
For buses, the 11 Noctis lines will be operated from midnight until 5am.
Stations inaccessible for security reasons
For security reasons, “King Baudouin metro station will be closed, at the request of the police, from 18h, on December 31st, and until 08h on Tuesday January 1st. The terminus of tram 7 at Heysel will also be inaccessible from 18h and trams will be limited to the stop Centenaire. Bus lines 84 and 88 will be limited to Palfyn stop at 18h. The Noctis 18 bus line will be limited to the Stade stop.”
To watch the fireworks from the esplanade of the Atomium, it is suggested to go down to the Heysel and Houba-Brugmann stations.
Note: It will no longer be possible to get off at the Heysel station between 23:45 and midnight approximately (it will still be possible to board in the direction of the city center). It is suggested to get off at Houba-Brugmann station.