There will be another strike at De Lijn in West Flanders on Friday. The difference with Thursday is that no guaranteed timetable has been developed, leaving travelers in the dark.
On Thursday, only one in five coastal trams and three in five buses of De Lijn were running in West Flanders. The staff is protesting against the closure of a number of depots. The employees would therefore have to work in other depots, which are often further from their place of residence. They also criticize the way in which management communicates about the plans.
The management had not expected that the strike would continue. As a result, no guaranteed timetable has been developed. According to spokesperson Marco Demerling, the inconvenience to travelers is expected to be as great as on Thursday. He has no information about the situation on the ground. De Lijn adjusts its online route planner if buses or trams do not leave.
There may also be disruption on Monday and Tuesday due to the strike in West Flanders, De Lijn warns.