Articulated bus 8815 (1985-2001)

Autobus 8815
Fauconnerie – 14.12.2014

In 1982, STIB decided to order its first articulated buses, mainly to cope with high demand on line 71. These were also the first “self service” buses in Brussels: passengers could open the doors themselves, both from inside and outside the vehicle. However, passenger comfort was notably lower than that of their predecessors. This was a deliberate choice to counter vandalism. Nowadays, articulated buses are a very common sight in Brussels.