A flexible subscription for teleworkers: the new SNCB offer

SNCB will launch, during the first quarter of this year, a flexible subscription allowing teleworkers to take the train 2 or 3 times a week at an advantageous rate, announced the Minister for Mobility, Georges Gilkinet (Ecolo) , Friday morning, on LN24.

“The formula, which was tested in 2022 with 7 companies, is mature. It is adapted to new forms of work, always with the objective of attracting more people to our trains”, he explained.

Concretely, this new more flexible subscription will exist in 4 formulas: 80 and 120 days of journeys in 12 months as well as 6 and 10 days of journeys in one month.

The Minister officially gave the green light to this new initiative in a letter sent earlier this week to the CEO of SNCB, Sophie Dutordoir. “Society is changing, habits are evolving and I am delighted that SNCB is responding to the new habits and new travel needs of our fellow citizens, in accordance with its objective of attracting more travelers to the train”, he writes in particular.

“It seems essential to me that the tariff offer can evolve according to the behavior of travellers. The implementation of a flexible home-work subscription formula responds to a growing demand for this type of product”, adds Georges Gilkinet.

With more than 60% of SNCB subscribers now teleworking 2 to 3 days a week, “it was essential to offer a tariff adapted to workers who travel regularly by train, but no longer necessarily on a daily basis. It is also a product of appeal to attract new passengers to trains and to accentuate the modal shift”, he concludes.

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