Articulated bus 8815 (1985-2001)

Bus 8815

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.