Bus traffic in our region is running optimally again, barely three weeks after the serious fire at the Multiobus bus company in Tienen. And that can be called a miracle, because after the disaster the bus company only had 13 of the 37 buses available that they needed to run.
On October 18, disaster struck at Multiobus and a warehouse containing 24 buses burned down completely. Logically, De Lijn’s subcontractor could therefore not guarantee bus transport in the region. But the company proved to be extremely resilient and the team immediately started looking for solutions. “We had aimed to be able to start all services and journeys again after the autumn holidays and we have succeeded, thanks to the efforts of the entire team and the cooperation with other bus companies,” says Bernard Vandereyken, spokesperson at Multiobus.
In the meantime, the cause of the fire is still unknown, Vandereyken said. “What we are certain of is that there is no malicious intent involved. We are still waiting for the building to be released. Only then can the clean-up start.”
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