Motor Car 4032 (1963-1979)

4032 Mtub Woluwe Voyage vers Marconi 25-05-15This supposedly modern tram is actually two trams combined! It is composed of two underframes (from 1930s trams) connected by a custom-built central section. The resulting vehicle also received a newly designed bodywork. STIB built these cars in their own workshops in the early 1960s. This enabled them to produce a small series of trams that offered the same capacity as a motor-trailer combination. However, these vehicles only required one conductor instead of two in a motor-trailer combination. Later on, when drivers started collecting fares themselves, they even reverted to one-man operation. Because these trams were noisy and lacked passenger comfort, they only had a relatively short service life.