MoBIB is the name of the new system for validating tickets, introduced in Brussels in 2008. It is a contactless card reader. This system is gradually replacing the magnetic read-validation “Prodata”. The MoBIB monthly ticket is placed on a magnetic reading device and opens up automatic doors.
The Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (French: Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles, or STIB; Dutch: Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel or MIVB) is the local public transport operator in Brussels, Belgium. It is usually referred to in English by its French acronym, STIB.
It is responsible for the Brussels metro, Brussels trams and Brussels buses. Founded in 1954, STIB operates six metro lines (39 km), 15 tram lines (128.3 km) and 51 bus routes (348.8 km). It covers the 19 communes of the Brussels Capital Region and some surface routes extend to the near suburbs in the other regions. 329 million trips were made in 2011, a 5.6% increase from the previous year.
Sounds were recorded in Metro station « Sainte-Catherine », in the heart of the city.