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Traffic disruptions, engineering works and service alterationsTraffic disruptions and service alterations

With SNCB International, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands and Germany.

We’ll also provide you with practical pages to help you find your way in Europe’s train stations, as well as real-time timetables for thousands of trains in Europe.

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Possible security checks at Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins.

Since July 2017, security checks for passengers travelling on high-speed trains (Thalys, TGV® or ICE) have been introduced in the train stations of Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins. Part of a series of measures implemented by the government, these checks are non-systematic and non-permanent and are carried out by authorised security personnel.

Taking into account that you may be subject to the above mentioned security checks, we ask that Thalys, TGV® and ICE travellers anticipate a safe time margin and make their way to the platform sufficiently on time.

Travellers are also reminded that they must not be in possession of items that could endanger their fellow passengers.

Feel free to contact us for further information about your journey.


Strikes announced in France until end of June.Announced strikes in France.

SNCF (French national railways) have announced several days of industrial actions during the next months.

Actions are expected on the following days:

  • April : Tuesday 3/4 and Wednesday 4/4, Sunday 8/4 and Monday 9/4, Friday 13/4 and Saturday 14/4, Wednesday 18/4 and Thursday 19/4, Monday 23/4 and Tuesday 24/4, Saturday 28/4 and Sunday 29/4
  • May: Thursday 3/5 and Friday 4/5, Tuesday 8/5 and Wednesday 9/5, Sunday 13/5 and Monday 14/5, Friday 18/5 and Saturday 19/5, Wednesday 23/5 and Thursday 24/5, Monday 28/5 and Tuesday 29/5
  • June: Saturday 2/6 and Sunday 3/6, Thursday 7/6 and Friday 8/6, Tuesday 12/6 and Wednesday 13/6, Sunday 17/6 and Monday 18/6, Friday 22/6 and Saturday 23/6, Wednesday 27/6 and Thursday 28/6

Rail traffic on the French rail network may be disturbed during these actions. 

Thalys and Eurostar will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible (see adapted schedule for Thalys and Eurostar).

On the announced days of strike, TGV® Brussels-France will make every effort to operate the following trains (confirmed for 23/4 and 24/4):

  • southbound:
    • 9812: Brussels-Midi (8:17) - Lille Europe (8:52) - Aéroport CDG (9:53)
    • 9836: Brussels-Midi (16:17) - Lille Europe (16:52) - Aéroport CDG (17:53)
  • northbound:
    • 9809: Lille Europe (7:20) - Brussels-Midi (7:56)
    • 9862/3: Aéroport CDG (11:07) - Lille Europe (12:15) - Brussels-Midi (12:52)
    • 9864/5: Aéroport CDG (19:07) - Lille Europe (20:08) - Brussels-Midi (20:43)

On other days, TGV® Brussels-France will operate a normal service.

It is more difficult to predict the impact on other TGV®Intercités and regional connections in France. If you plan to travel in France with one of these trains on one of those days, SNCF recommends to change your booking to another date.

For every announced day of strike, SNCF will release an adapted schedule on the previous day from 17h00 (Paris time). We therefore recommend to check the adapted schedules from 17h00 on the day before travel through the Infolignes SNCF service.

Passengers with a ticket for TGV® Brussels-France valid during the period from 3 to 29 April can either:

  • Use their ticket on any other TGV® train on the same route between 3 April 0h00 and 29 April at midnight (no guarantee of seat)
  • Change their ticket for another travel date without extra costs (subject to availability)
  • Get a full refund of their ticket.  

Passengers with a ticket for TGV® Brussels-France for one of the announced days of strike in May mentioned above can either:

  • Use their ticket on any other TGV® train on the same route until Wednesday 30 May included (no guarantee of seat);
  • Until the day after the originally planned travel date: change their ticket for another travel date without extra costs (subject to availability)
  • Until the day after the originally planned travel date: get a full refund of their ticket.

Pasengers with a ticket for any other TGV® of Intercités connection in France valid during the period from 3 to 29 April can submit a request for refund to our Customer Care service using our contact form.

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Thalys: slightly adapted schedule until 31 May.Thalys: adapted schedule until 31 May.

SNCF (French railways) have announced several days of strike until the end of June.

During this entire period, Thalys will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible. Yet, Thays was forced to slighty change its schedule as follows as a consequence of these strikes.

The following trains have been cancelled :

Brussels-Paris:

  • Tuesday 24/04: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 25/04: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 26/04: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 27/04: 9308 (07:43)
  • Thursday 03/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 04/05: 9308 (07:43)
  • Wednesday 09/05: 9308 (07:43)
  • Tuesday 15/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 16/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 17/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 18/05: 9308 (07:43)
  • Wednesday 23/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 24/05: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 25/05: 9308 (07:43)

Paris-Brussels:

  • Monday 23/04: 9305 (06:55)
  • Wednesday 02/05:9305(06:55)
  • Monday 14/05:9305(06:55)
  • Tuesday 22/05:9305(06:55)
  • Monday 28/05:9365(16:55)

Brussels-Lille:

  • Thalys 9994 (09:17) cancelled every day until 28/05 included.
  • On Sundays and on  01/0508/0512/05 and  21/05, Thalys 9998 (18:17) cancelled as well.
  • On Monday 28/05, Thalys 9996 (17:17) cancelled as well.

Lille-Brussels:

  • Thalys 9993 (11:59) cancelled every day until 28/05 included.
  • On Fridays and Sundays and on 01/0508/0509/0512/05 and  21/05, Thalys 9995 (21:07) cancelled as well.
  • On Tuesday 01/05 and Thursday Monday 28/05, Thalys 9975 (19:07) cancelled as well.

Besides, a limited number of trains will be constituted by only one train unit instead of two until 28 May included. Some passengers will therefore not find the coach number mentioned on their ticket. The involved passengers were allocated another seat in the remaining train unit. These passengers can present themselves to their train manager for more instructions.

Passengers whose train has been cancelled can either :

  • change their ticket at no extra cost for the previous or next train (subject to availability).
  • request a full refund of their ticket through their original point of sales or at the Thalys Contact Center.

Thalys Contact Center

  • in Belgium: +32 70 66 77 88
  • in France: +33 8 25 84 25 97
  • in The Netherlands: +31 30 23 000 23
  • in Germany: +49 18 07 07 07 07

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Adapted Eurostar service on 28 and 29 April

SNCF (French railways) have announced several days of strike until the end of June.

During this period, Eurostar will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible. Yet, Eurostar was forced to adapt its schedule, and the following trains have been cancelled as a consequence of these strikes:

Saturday 28 April

Brussels-Lille-London:

  • 9113 (07:56)

London-Lille-Brussels

  • 9110 (06:57)

Paris-London

  • 9007 (07:04)
  • 9013 (08:37)
  • 9015 (09:04)

London-Paris

  • 9020 (11:01)
  • 9060 (12:01)
  • 9024 (12:24)
  • 9036 (15:31)

Sunday 29 April

Brussels-Lille-London:

  • 9145 (15:56)
  • 9153 (17:56)

London-Lille-Brussels

  • 9140 (15:04)
  • 9152 (18:04)

Paris-London

  • 9011 (08:07)
  • 9027 (12:07)
  • 9043 (16:07)
  • 9053 (18:34)
  • 9055 (19:07)

London-Paris

  • 9030 (14:01)
  • 9042 (17:01)
  • 9054 (20:00)

Travellers with a ticket for one of these cancelled trains can present themselves at their departure station: Eurostar's check-in staff will allocate them a seat on a previous or later train (subject to availability).

They can also change their ticket for another Eurostar train or get a full refund of their ticket through their original point of sales.

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9 April to 18 May: Thalys not serving Düsseldorf.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network, Thalys trains will not serve the stations of Düsseldorf Hbf and Düsseldorf Flughafen (airport) from Monday 9 April to Friday 18 May.

Passengers to Düsseldorf can travel to Cologne or Duisburg, where they can board German domestic train for onward travel to Düsseldorf (and vice versa).


King's day, Netherlands, Friday 27 April: IC trains from Brussels terminating at The Hague.

Due to King's Day, trains in the Netherlands will be running according to an amended timetable on Friday 27 April.

Most InterCity trains connecting Brussels with the Netherlands will depart from and terminate at The Hague (Den Haag HS). Passengers to/from Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam can change trains at Rotterdam or The Hague.

Only trains 9212, 9216, 9267 and 9271 will serve Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station directly.  


Saturday 28 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Breda.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network on Saturday 28 April 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Breda.

Substitution buses will operate between the stations of Noorderkempen and Breda.


Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.28 and 29 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Brussels-North station, and use other SNCB trains between Brussels-North and the Airport.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Sunday 13 May 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Sunday 13 May 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

These engineering works have no impact on Thalys services, who follow another route. 


Saturday 19 May 2018: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will not be serving The Hague on Saturday 19 May. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central

Exceptions: only the early 9212 train will depart from The Hague (6:40) and only the late 9263 train will arrive at The Hague HS (21:22).

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 19 to Monday 21 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.19, 20 and 21 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 May and Monday 21 May 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Brussels-North station and use SNCB trains between Brussels-North and the airport.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.26 and 27 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Brussels-North station, and use SNCB trains between Brussels-North and the airport.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


2 and 3 June 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


2 and 3 June: Thalys to follow alternative route in the Netherlands.

Due to planned engineering works on the high speed rail connection in the Netherlands, Thalys trains connecting Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted via Roosendaal and the traditional rail line on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2018. 

Consequently, Thalys trains from Paris and Brussels will arrive at Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam 35 minutes later than usual. In the other direction, Thalys trains to Brussels and Paris will depart from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam 35 minutes earlier than usual.

Check the adapted schedule in our journey planner.


30 June and 1 July 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.7 and 8 July: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will not be serving The Hague on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


TGV Brussels-France not serving Avignon TGV from 23 July to 23 September.Engineering works near Avignon from 23 July to 23 September.

Due to engineering works near Avignon, TGV® 9810 (Brussels-Marseille) and 9828 (Brussels-Nice) will not be serving Avignon TGV from Monday 23 July to Sunday 23 September included.

Passengers to Avignon are advised to change trains at Lyon Part-Dieu, where they can board other trains to Avignon.

In the other direction, TGV® trains to Brussels-Midi will keep calling at Avignon TGV as usual.


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.6 and 7 October: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Brussels-North station, and use SNCB trains between Brussels-North and the airport.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

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