Transport

 

DAILY BUS SERVICE

Every day, the PA school buses bring children from the Antwerp and Eindhoven areas. We currently operate 3 different buses from the Antwerp area and 1 bus from Eindhoven.

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Please note that registration of your child at the European School does not automatically include transport, parents must apply separately for PA bus subscription. The PA relies on the parents for the smooth operation of this service. Children must be at the stop on time (at least 5 minutes prior to the bus arrival) and they are responsible for their children’s behaviour during the journey.

Transport from other cities is also possible if there are enough requests to make it financially viable. Please let us know if you are interested in a specific stop/route that isn’t currently covered.

Since the European School itself is not involved and there are no transport subsidies available from other benefactors, these activities must be organized and run on a full cost-recovery basis. Our goal is to offer the seats on the buses at the lowest possible fee.

 

BUS ROUTES 2018-2019

  • Line E: Eindhoven (NL)  – Veldhoven – Steensel – Eersel – ES Mol & vv.
  • Line AC: Kalmthout – Kapellen – Ekeren/Donk – Brasschaat – ‘s Gravenwezel – Schilde – Ranst – ES Mol & vv.
  • Line B: Edegem – Wilrijk/Edegem – Wilrijk – Wommelgem – Zoersel – Turnhout – ES Mol & vv.
  • Line D: Borgerhout- Herentals / Grobbendonk – Geel – ES Mol & vv.

 

BUS FEES

The tentative bus fee for the school year 2018/19 will be €1700 per child,

2nd child  75%: €1275bus transport

3rd child  50%: €850

4th+ children: €425

+€30 for the annual PA membership fee.

The actual fee, which will not be higher, will be announced once the registration campaign is finished. Standard payment terms are three instalments of 50, 30 and 20% at the beginning of each trimester (other terms can be agreed upon after inquiry). The third instalment can and will be adjusted up or down to meet actual costs. In recognition of the financial burden of having siblings travelling to and from school, the following reduced fees will apply in the case of siblings (second, third, fourth does not relate to age of the siblings but to the fact that more than one is registered):

In cases where previous payments were overdue we reserve the right to only accept registrations after full payment of the yearly fee. In cases, where the bus is near full capacity, children who currently use the bus will be given 1st preference for the new school year.  This will also apply to their sibling who will join in the new school year.  Obviously, our goal is to accommodate all bus requests.

The Parents Association is engaged in this activity on your behalf on a volunteer basis and exercises its capacities in good faith with reasonable care and attention (consistent with the Belgian concept of “ goede huisvader ”). All who avail themselves of this service acknowledge and accept that travelling on these privately contracted buses remains a “PRIVILEGE”, not “AN ACQUIRED RIGHT” even when bus fees have been paid.

 

OCCASIONAL BUS USE

Please register at least one day in advance by sending an email to our office during our office hours so that we can check availability and confirm that there is a spot for your child on the bus. Some buses are full and we cannot guarantee a spot.

Each occasional bus use costs 10 euro per trip, to be paid on the PA bank account number: IBAN : BE48 3630 7005 2127 / BIC:  BBRUBEBB

Please clearly indicate name of child, class, bus and date / time of usage.

 

OUR  BUS POLICYGolden Rules on the School Bus

A document explaining the Transportation policy has been created and can be downloaded here in English and Dutch (German, and French versions will follow):

NL:Transport Policy NL version

EN: Transport Policy English version

 

Please review with your children the “Golden Rules” on how to behave on the bus: Golden Rules Poster

 

OUR PARTNER

The buses are operated by Marcel Cars: Tel: 014 – 377 048, Fax:014 – 372 630, email: info@marcelcars.be

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM SCHOOL

The Flemish public bus company “de Lijn” provides bus service from the Mol and Geel Train Stations to the European School Mol in the Europawijk.

In addition, “de Lijn” has several public transportation buses running from surrounding communities to and from the Mol Train Station: Arendonk, Beringen, Diest, Geel, Kasterlee, Hamont, Leopoldsburg, Lommel, Retie, Tessenderlo, Turnhout and Witgoor. However, their trajectories and schedules are subject to changes.

More travel information can be found on De Lijn