Probably the biggest news of the year is the addition of audio announcements outside the vehicles. Thanks to this device, visually impaired people who have difficulty reading can now easily identify which bus or tram is coming to the stop.
Information is essential to enable peopling with reduced mobility to plan their trips. This is why, after the lifts, the escalators are included in the STIB mobile app, so that passengers can check in real time if they are available.
In terms of accessibility of the underground network, the milestone of three quarters of accessible stations was reached by the end of 2022, with 53 of the 69 metro and pre-metro stations equipped with lifts.
In parallel, the STIB is continuing its numerous punctual and recurrent actions which will allow for the accessibility of its network and help people who have more difficulties to move. Did you know, for example, that it collaborates with the voluntary sector for the training of guide dogs ? Every year, dozens of surface stops are adapted in order to improve user comfort and vehicle access.