MACHINED TRACKS: 60.82 KM
- WITH ANTI-VIBRATION COVER: 6.18 KM
- WITH COVERED RAILS: 12.37 KM
RAILS PRODUCED: 47.87 KM
Every day, the STIB's tram and metro tracks allow the movement of a large number of vehicles carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers. These rails are maintained regularly to ensure their longevity. Thanks to these preventive interventions, their average lifespan is between 25 and 30 years, after which they must be replaced. In 2021, the STIB replaced 16.72 kilometres of track, including 12.80 kilometres on the tram network and 3.92 kilometres on the metro network.
Where possible, the STIB is actively cooperating with the various authorities responsible for redesigning public space or improving the commercial speed of public transport in parallel with replacing the tram tracks. Chaussée d'Alsemberg, the major redevelopment project of this artery in the south of Brussels, continued in 2021 in cooperation with Brussels Mobility. The focus was on beautifying the district, enhancing the commercial centre, improving accessibility and planting trees.
The tram tracks were also replaced as part of the façade-to-façade redevelopment at the Reine and Thomas tunnels near place Liedts. On avenue Rogier, work has been done to secure and widen the stop areas at the Coteaux stop. As part of this project, the tram tracks were replaced and the road redesigned. Finally, the major redevelopment of rue Wayez in Anderlecht began in autumn 2021 and will continue until summer 2023.
The STIB has also replaced the rails on avenue de Hinnisdael, on the route of tram 39, on avenue Brugmann, the route of trams 92 and 97, and along boulevard Louis Schmidt, between the VUB and Boileau stops on tram lines 7 and 25.