An increase of public transport offer is a cost. Public transport are not profitable and can't break even. So a better offer at lower prices is a double cost paid by tax-payer.Ansett wrote: ↑26 Sep 2018, 13:22Better train connections are part of the solution. Not everybody lives near a train station where trains stop to go to BRU (even with just one stopover). However, better timetables and more frequencies can help. As to the price of the train ticket, I would suggest to the NMBS/SNCB to lower the fares for the Diabolo and to increase its frequency. If I remember well, the railway company decided to lower frequencies which were already low, because there were not enough passengers. It seems logical to me that if you increase frequencies (instead of reducing them) and lower fares, you will attract more pax and could become profitable or at least break even. Again the wrong decision. I have never taken the Diabolo. Is it at least a modern comfortable train with extra room for luggage ?
As to the parking situation at BRU, it is indeed a mess. The parking lots (especially the elevators) are poorly maintained by Interparking. It's expensive, considering that other options to go to the airport are (not always) but often far from ideal.
And the temporary drop off area seems to become the permanent drop off area, unworthy of the airport of the capital city of the 26th economy in the world (let alone the "capital" of Europe).
In public transport you have to find the right balance between an acceptable offer and an acceptable "economic loss".