The march has had an impact on public services such as the post and public transport. While the railways have been largely unaffected, there is considerable disruption to services provided by the Flemish public transport service De Lijn and the Brussels public transport service MIVB.
Two out of three De Lijn drivers have turned up for work. Meanwhile, around half of the MIVB’s bus tram and metro services are running. Both public transport companies have deployed those drivers that have turned up for work on the busiest lines. MIVB’s An Van hamme warns that once the march gets under way there will be further disruption on bus routes that cross its path.
Meanwhile, the Belgian post offices Bpost that many postal service workers are at the demonstration and that many of us won’t receive any post today.