Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB)
A smarter way to get around
The STIB is responsible for developing and operating free-flowing high-quality public transport in and around the Brussels-Capital Region. The management contract between the STIB and its supervisory body the Brussels-Capital Region lays down the duties and obligations of the STIB in connection with the provision of a high-quality public transport network.
The STIB continues to attract more and more customers (up 80% in ten years). The STIB is constantly innovating and modernising to ensure it is able to meet this growing demand. Services, facilities and vehicles need to be adapted to developments in the behaviour and expectations of potential customers, traffic flows, new techniques and know-how, and inter-modality (use of more than one form of transport)
- A new generation of vehicles and the creation of bus lanes and dedicated tram track sections help reduce delays while improving comfort.
- The introduction of new technologies, such as electronic ticketing and real-time information, also increases customer convenience.
- Ticket checks and barriers are also expected to increase the feeling of safety among customers and combat vandalism and fraud.
- The STIB also takes its responsibilities with regard to sustainable development.
The STIB in figures:
290.6 million journeys were recorded in the Brussels-Capital Region in 2009. The STIB network comprises 4 metro lines, 19 tram lines, 50 bus lines and 11 night bus lines. The combined length of all STIB public transport routes is around 700km (metro 40km, tram 215km, bus 470km).
Transports for all
The STIB also provides two special services:
- Transport service for persons with reduced mobility (FR/NL)
- The Noctis night bus service (till 3 am on weekends)
The STIB was created by the Order of 22 November 1990 on the organisation of public transports in the Brussels-Capital Region. The company’s articles of association were approved by the Order of the Executive of the Brussels-Capital Region of 6 December 1990 (published in Moniteur belge on 18 December 1990).