Brussels buses

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The Brussels buses network is complementary to the rail network in Brussels, Belgium, which is made of trams, metros and trains. Brussels buses are operated by STIB/MIVB, a public transport company. It has 50 bus routes and 11 night routes, which run on Friday and Saturday night.[1]

Some buses from Flemish transport company De Lijn and Walloon transport company TEC also ride in Brussels but are not part of the same bus system.

History[edit]

The first motor buses were used in Brussels in 1907, with one route connecting the Brussels Stock Exchange to the Ixelles town hall. It was then stopped in 1913. Other buses were set in service from 1920 on, and in 1926 Les Autobus Bruxellois, a bus company, was founded to operate the bus network.[2] In 1955, one year after the STIB was founded, it takes over Les Autobus Bruxellois and operates the bus network, made of 3 bus routes and 1 trolleybus route.[3] The STIB expands the network and in 1964, it is 185 km long.[4] The rolling stock is renewed in 1972[5] and in 1991 with a new yellow livery.[6] In 2003 the STIB tests its first night bus route named N71[7]

Routes[edit]

As of March 14, 2011, the following routes are operated:

  • route 12: from Brussels Airport to the Brussels-Luxembourg railway station (runs from Monday to Friday until 8.00 pm)
  • route 13: from UZ Brussel to Simonis metro station (runs until 8.00 pm)
  • route 14: from UZ Brussel to Brussels-North railway station (runs until 8.00 pm)
  • route 15: from UZ Brussel to Brussels-North railway station (runs after 8.00 pm)
  • route 17: from Heiligenborre to Beaulieu metro station (runs from Monday to Saturday until 8.00 pm)
  • route 20: from Hunderenveld to Etangs Noirs/Zwarte Vijvers metro station
  • route 21: from Brussels Airport to Ducale (runs only between Ducale and Lekaerts or Ducale and NATO before 8.00 pm on weekdays, runs Ducale to Brussels Airport after 8.00 pm on weekdays and during weekends and holidays)
  • route 22: from Montgomery station to Brussels-Luxembourg railway station (runs from Monday to Friday before 8.00 pm)
  • route 27: from Andromède/Andromeda to Brussels-South railway station
  • route 28: from Konkel to Brabançonne
  • route 29: from Hof ten Berg to De Brouckère metro station
  • route 34: from Sainte-Anne/Sint-Anna to Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort metro station (runs only Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort - Rondpoint du Souverain/Vorstrondpunt after 8.00 pm)
  • route 36: from Konkel to Schuman station
  • route 38: from Héros/Helden to De Brouckère
  • route 41: from Transvaal to Héros/Helden
  • route 42: from Viaduc E40/Viaduct E40 to Musée du tram/Trammuseum
  • route 43: from Observatoire/Sterrenwacht to Kauwberg
  • route 45: from Saint-Vincent/Sint-Vincentius to Roodebeek metro station (runs from Monday to Saturday)
  • route 46: from Moortebeek to De Brouckère
  • route 47: from Vilvoorde railway station to De Brouckère (runs only Vilvoorde-Heembeek during peak hours, weekends and holidays, where connecting tram lines 3 and 23 stop)
  • route 48: from Uccle-Stalle railway station to Anneessens
  • route 49: from Bockstael railway station to Brussels-South station
  • route 50: from Lot railway station to Brussels-South station
  • route 53: from the military hospital to UZ Brussel (runs only Val Maria to UZ Brussel after 8.00 pm and on weekends and holidays)
  • route 54: from Brussels-Luxembourg to Forest-Centre/Vorst-Centrum
  • route 57: from the military hospital to Brussels-North (runs only at peak hours from Monday to Friday)
  • route 58: from Vilvoorde railway station to Yser/IJzer metro station (runs only until 10.00 pm)
  • route 59: from Bordet railway station to the Etterbeek-Ixelles hospital/Ziekenhuis Etterbeek-Elsene
  • route 60: from Uccle-Calevoet railway station to Ambiorix
  • route 61: from Montgomery to Brussels-North
  • route 63: from the Brussels cemetery to De Brouckère
  • route 64: from Machelen to Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort
  • route 65: from Bourget to Brussels-Central railway station (runs only NATO to Brussels Central during non-peak horus)
  • route 66: from Péage/Tol to De Brouckère
  • route 69: from Jules Bordet to Schaerbeek railway station (runs only at peak hours from Monday to Friday)
  • route 71: from Delta railway station to De Brouckère
  • route 72: from ADEPS to Devèze-ULB
  • route 75: from Bon Air/Goede Lucht to CERIA/COOVI metro station
  • route 76: from Oppem to Crainhem/Kraainem metro station (runs only from Monday to Saturday)
  • route 77: from Hippodrome to Kraainem (runs only at peak hours from Monday to Friday)
  • route 78: from Humanité/Humaniteit to Brussels-South (runs from Monday to Friday until 8.00 pm)
  • route 79: from Crainhm/Kraainem to Schuman
  • route 80: from Maes to Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort
  • route 84: from Heysel/Heizel metro station to Beekkant metro station
  • route 86: from Machtens to Brussels-Central
  • route 87: from Berchem-Sainte-Agathe railway station to Simonis
  • route 88: from Heysel to De Brouckère
  • route 89: from Westland Shopping to Bockstael
  • route 95: from Heiligenborre to Anneessens (runs only Wiener - Anneessesns weekdays before 8.00pm)
  • route 98: from CERIA/COOVI to Héros/Helden

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