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Combino in Brussels

photo Yves-Laurent Hansart 22/01/02

Potsdam Combino 416 which has just arrived on test, is pictured, still in its 'gift' wrapping, in the Bruxelles subway at Midi. The car went into the city after the last service car on Route 55 reached the depot around 0025 - the itinerary included Place Verboeckhoven, Rue Royale, Place Janson, Barrière de Saint-Gilles, Gare du Midi, Porte de Ninove (uses triangle to go back to Midi since it's a uni-directional tram), then Place Flagey and Buyl and then back to Rue Royale and Sainte-Marie.

STIB needs to replace its remaining 7000 series PCCs very soon, and then the 7700 series. A CityRunner from Graz was also expected on test but has yet to materialise.

Information supplied by Dave Vigar, photo by Yves-Laurent Hansart

25 January 2002

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