STIB in the heart of the city
The largest Belgian urban public transport company, the Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles, serves the 19 communes of the Brussels Capital Region as well as 11 other outlying communes. It covers a surface area of 241.5 km² and provides transport for a population of over 1,100,000 inhabitants and thousands of commuters.
The STIB network has 4 metro lines, 18 tram lines, 50 bus lines and 11 night bus lines. In 2012, over 348.8 million people chose public transport to get around the capital. The number of people using public transport in Brussels has increased by 70% over 10 years. This spectacular progress is almost unique in Europe.
A new and improved transport experience!
Comfort, performance, speed and punctuality are all important, but aesthetics and quality of life in the city are also determining factors that increase the attractiveness of public transport. Over the past few years, STIB has experienced a real structural revolution. Whereas before the company was exclusively concerned with practicality, today it is resolutely customer-oriented with new transport links, new vehicles, a new brand image and new products.
This new phase of STIB's development combines performance and quality, efficiency and sustainable development. Because above and beyond its role as a public transport provider, STIB has become a major actor in the urban landscape and its presence helps to improve the city and maintain the quality of life of its inhabitants.