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STIB (French: Société des Transports Intercommunaux Bruxellois) or MIVB (Dutch: Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel) is a public transport company that operates in the Brussels Capital-Region of Belgium. (STIB is not the only public transport company covering the Brussels Region: the Flemish "De Lijn" company and the Walloon company "Tec" also operate in Brussels, buses only.)

STIB/MIVB services include:

  • Metro (sice 1976): 4 metro lines are active (lines 1, 2, 5 and 6) and a pre-metro line (lines 3 and 4) operates between the North and South stations. The four metro lines cover approximatively half of the territory of the region (Anderlecht, Molenbeek, Koekelberg, the city of Brussels, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Saint-Gilles, Ixelles, Etterbeek, Woluwé Saint-Lambert, Woluwé Saint-Pierre, Auderghem), while the North of Brussels (Schaerbeek, Evere), the North-West (Jette, Ganshoren, Berchem Sainte-Agathe) and the south (Forest, Uccle, Watermaele-Boisfort) are not covered by any metro line.
  • Tram/light rail: Ganshoren is currently the only municipality not covered by any tram line.
  • Buses: the line 71 is well known because it is the only bus line where a double bus is operating.