February 1, 2023

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NMBS to launch flexible subscription for remote workers | internal

In the first quarter of this year, NMBS will launch a flexible subscription that allows remote workers to take the train two or three times a week at an affordable price. This was announced by Mobility Minister George Gilquinnet (Ecolo) on LN24 on Friday morning.

“The formula, which has been tested with seven companies in 2022, has matured. It has been adapted to new forms of work, with the aim of getting more people onto our trains,” explained Minister Gilkinet.

Concretely, this new flexible subscription will consist of four formats: 80 and 120 travel days in twelve months and six and ten travel days in one month.

The Minister officially gave the green light to the new initiative in a letter he sent to the Director General of NMBS, Sophie Dutordoire, at the beginning of this week. “Society is changing, habits are evolving, and I am delighted that SNCB is responding to the new habits and travel needs of our citizens, in line with its goal of getting more commuters on the train,” the letter read.

“I think it is essential that the price offer evolves according to the behavior of passengers. The introduction of a flexible subscription formula for working at home meets the growing demand for this type of product, ”adds Gilkennet.

Now that more than 60 per cent of NMBS subscribers are working remotely two to three days a week, Minister Gilkinet said, “it was necessary to offer a rate adapted to staff who commute by train regularly, but not necessarily daily”.

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