De Lijn (meaning "the line" in Dutch) is a public transport company in Flanders (Dutch-speaking part of Belgium). De Lijn was founded in 1991, when the nation-wide public transport company Nationale Maatschappij van Buurtspoorwegen, NMVB (Dutch name)/ Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Vicinaux, SNCV (French name) was split in two parts as a part of country federalisation programme. Thus the Dutch part became De Lijn and Wallon part became TEC.
As in 2008, De Lijn services include:
- City and suburban bus services in whole Flanders
- "Belbus" request minibus service in low population dencity areas
- Tram/light rail in Antwerp, Ghent and Flemish coast.