The Cityrunner is the most recent tram of the STIB.
The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (French: Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles or STIB; Dutch: Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel or MIVB) is the local public transport operator in Brussels, Belgium. It is usually referred to as the STIB in English.
It is responsible for the Brussels metro, Brussels trams and Brussels buses and for links with De Lijn services in Flanders and TEC services in Wallonia.
Founded in 1954, the STIB currently operates a network of 6 metro lines of (39 km), 15 tram lines (128.3 km) and 51 bus routes (348.8 km). It covers the 19 communes of the Brussels Capital Region and some surface routes extend to the near suburbs in the other Belgian regions. 329 million trips were made on STIB in 2011, representing a 5,6% increase from the previous year. Ridership has increased sharply in recent years. The company aims for 400 million trips in 2016.
As of 1991, the STIB had a farebox recovery ratio of 28%. In 2009, following annual increases of 1.56% in passenger journeys and 2.4% in direct revenue, fares are covering 54.8% of operating costs.
- ^ "329 millions de voyages pour la Stib en 2011: +5,6 %". La Capitale.be. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- ^ http://www.stib.be/figures.html?guest_user=guest_en
- ^ "La Stib en route vers 400 millions de voyages". L'Echo. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
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