Public transport running in Flanders despite strike
Most train lines and other public transport are running this morning, though with delays, as the AOCD union makes good on its promise to stage a one-day strike
Worst traffic of the year
Transport in Brussels is more seriously affected, with only one metro line running – line 1, between Stockel and West Station. While tram lines 3, 4, 7, 82, 92 and 94 are running, no busses have yet been seen.
Expecting a disruption in public transport, many commuters took to their cars this morning, leading to early traffic snarls that continue. At 9.00, there was 370 kilometres of tailbacks reported across the country, and at one point, it reached 400 kilometres, making it the worst morning commute of the year.
ACOD is staging the one-day strike, which is set to end at 22.00 tonight, to protest against what it sees as too little investment in public services and cuts to workers’ pensions.
Photo courtesy De Lijn