Trams are also more accessible
In collaboration with the CAWaB, the Collectif Accessibilité Wallonie-Bruxelles, STIB has developed a new device to bridge the gap between the tram and the platform. At stops which have been raised, this flexible rubber edge makes it easier for people in wheelchairs, parents with prams, the elderly or passengers with shopping carts, for example, to access the vehicles.
In late 2021, the extended line 9 was the first to be fully equipped with this device. Twenty-two further stops also benefited from this innovation when they were renovated. The plan is to continue to deploy this system throughout the tram network, during the redevelopment of surface stops.