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Brussels transport strike set to end

2012-04-10 10:29

Brussels - The company that runs public transport in the Belgian capital says metros, buses and trams will start running again on Tuesday morning after a three-day strike.

The Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles said on Monday night the Belgian government had promised new measures to improve security on Brussels' transport routes.

STIB workers walked off the job on Saturday after a supervisor was beaten up and later died after being called to the site of an accident between a bus and a car.

Local and federal authorities on Monday promised to step up police presence in the Belgian capital and hire more security officers for transport routes.

The STIB has long complained about a growing number of violent acts against its employees.