De Lijn to introduce payment plan for annual passes
The Flemish transport service, which also operates buses in Brussels, is easing the financial burden of its annual passes
Cheaper in the long run
Flemish MP Gwenny De Vroe (Open VLD) made the announcement as part of on-going negotiations on De Lijn’s new management contract with the government. “An instalment plan can be a welcome measure for travellers who don’t quite qualify for a reduced rate or discount,” De Vroe said on the news programme De zevende dag.
Currently, travellers who aren’t able to pay the full sum of an annual pass all at once are forced to purchase a monthly pass for €49 or three-month pass for €124. Those are more expensive than the annual pass in the long run.
“A payment plan will make bus travel passes financially accessible to more people,” De Vroe said.
Photo courtesy De Lijn