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Two "Bus à Haut Niveau de Service" lines to reach Sart Tilman

Restructuring the TEC network



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The TEC is studying the restructuring of the public transport network around the future streetcar axis. This study aims to implement the main lines defined by the Urban Mobility Plan, in which ULiège itself defined its priorities for serving its campuses, and in particular the Sart Tilman campus.

This project to restructure the public transport network, carried out by the TEC and studied in consultation with the University's Administration des Ressources Immobilières regarding the lines that will serve the Sart Tilman, proposes a clear hierarchization of the network that will benefit all public transport users!

In addition to regular exchanges with the TEC, the University of Liège took part in the preliminary information meeting (RIP) on June 26, during which the layout of all the lines was presented. This event marks the start of a 15-day period during which anyone can submit comments or questions for inclusion in the impact study to be organized in the wake of the meeting. The University of Liège took advantage of this process to reiterate its priorities regarding the accessibility of the Sart Tilman campus by public transport.

Two Busway lines to reach the Sart Tilman!

Busway lines, also known as Bus à Haut Niveau de Service, can be likened to a streetcar on wheels! To qualify as a Busway, these lines must meet certain criteria:

  • Direct, mostly exclusive right-of-way routes,
  • A commercial speed of 20km/h, similar to that of a streetcar,
  • Guaranteed hourly frequencies and extended operating hours, with buses running between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m,
  • Stops identical to streetcar stations in terms of comfort (greater capacity), passenger information (real-time information) and services (ticket terminals),
  • Rolling stock adapted to large capacities (tri-bus or articulated), comfortable and offering dynamic information on the bus,
  • Authorized boarding at all doors to reduce stopping time, no on-board fare collection.

Of the four Busway lines to be introduced in the conurbation, two will serve the Sart Tilman campus:

  • Line B2 (formerly line 48),which will run directly from Guillemins station to Sart Tilman.
  • Line B3(new line), which will run from Place République française via XX-Août, the Longdoz and Vennes districts to Sart Tilman.

One core line and five urban lines!

The restructuring of the TEC network also includes changes to the current offer on the structuring line and on the urban lines linking the Sart Tilman.

Structuring line:

  • Line 58 will link the "Standard" streetcar stop with the Sart Tilman campus. As soon as the streetcar goes into service, the route of line 58 will be modified to ensure a fast, non-stop connection from the "Standard" stop to the Sart Tilman Campus.

Five urban lines:

By avoiding a trip through the city center, these lines offer faster, more direct journeys for people living on the outskirts.

  • Line 28 links Fléron to Sart Tilman via Chaudfontaine, Beaufays and Tilff.
    In time for the streetcar, the line will also run at weekends.
  • Line 27B, linking Sclessin via Seraing / Boncelles to the Sart Tilman.
    This line takes up part of the route of lines 2 and 27).
  • Line 41, linking Mons-lez-Liège to Sart Tilman via Jemeppe and Ourgée stations (unchanged).
  • Line 158, linking Chênée to Sart Tilman (unchanged).
  • Line 248, connecting the Liège Science Park to the Amphis (the exact route of this line is still under study.

 

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To adapt roadways and stops to the network's new operating conditions, various worksites have been announced. A general schedule outlining the main stages of implementation is currently being drawn up.

The first phase of work will concern the Route du Condroz (where facilities for active modes of transport will also be created) and the development of stops within the Sart Tilman University Campus.

To ensure the success of this project, regular meetings are held between the TEC, OTW and the University of Liège, in particular the Administration des Ressources Immobilières.

photo: TEC

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