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

King's day, Netherlands, Thursday 27 April: Thalys limited to Schiphol Airport.

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

Thalys trains from Paris and Brussels will be limited to Schiphol Airport, and will therefore not serve Amsterdam Central station.

From Schiphol Airport, passengers will be able to use Dutch Railway local trains to get to Amsterdam Central station.  


No rail traffic between Brussels-North and Brussels-Midi from 29 April to 1st May.

Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, has announced planned engineering works in the so-called "North-South" rail junction in Brussels from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1st May included.

As a result, rail traffic will be totally interrupted that weekend between the stations of Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid, Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal and Bruxelles-North/Brussel-Noord, with consequences for most trains (national and international) to, from or via Brussels.

An alternative schedule is currently in development, and will include the following measures:

  • Eurostar will operate a normal service to/from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid station.
  • TGV® Brussels-France will operate a normal service to/from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid station.
  • Thalys will connect Paris, Brussels, Germany and the Netherlands with an adapted schedule.
  • InterCity trains connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally depart and terminate at Brussels Airport-Zaventem. Travellers from Brussels to the Netherlands can travel from Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord station to Mechelen (Malines), where they can board on the InterCity trains to Amsterdam. In the opposite direction, travellers from the Netherlands to Brussels can get off at Mechelen station and use local connections to Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord station.
  • ICE trains connecting Brussels with Germany will depart and terminate at Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord station, and will operate according to their usual schedule between Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord and Germany.
  • InterCity services connecting Brussels with Luxembourg will depart and terminate at Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord.   

Please take this into account if you travel to, from or via Brussels between 29 April and 1st May. We also recommend to check adapted schedules before you travel.


Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal.

Due to planned engineering works between Roosendaal and Dordrecht from Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May included, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal.

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands that weekend can board other trains in Roosendaal for onward travel via Breda. IC-Direct services will run every half hour from Breda to Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. Passengers to Dordrecht and The Hague can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. Please allow up to 1 hour extra travel time.

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.

Thalys services will operate as normal.


Saturday 3 June to Monday 5 June: several Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works between Rotterdam and Schiedam (the Netherlands) from Saturday 3 June to Monday 5 June included, several InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam.

Passengers using InterCity trains to/from The Hague, Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam that weekend can use other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from/to Rotterdam Central Station.

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

Thalys services will operate as normal.


Thalys and InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Schiphol Airport from 17 to 25 June.Thalys and IC Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Schiphol from 17 to 25 June.

Due to planned engineering works between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Thalys trains connecting Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted via Gouda from Saturday 17 June to Sunday 25 June. Consequently, these trains will not be calling at Schiphol Airport during this weekend. Passengers to Schiphol Airport can travel with Thalys to Amsterdam CS and use local train or metro connections to Schiphol Airport.

InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will be diverted via Haarlem, and will not be calling at Schiphol Airport either. Passengers to Schiphol Airport can change trains at Rotterdam CS and use other trains to Schiphol Airport.


From 15 to 17 July: alternative schedule for Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains.

Due to engineering works between Dordrecht and Rotterdam (Netherlands), InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will follow an alternative schedule from Saturday 15 to Monday 17 July 2017 included. 

On Saturday 15 and Monday 17 July, these trains will operate on the entire route between Brussels and Amsterdam, but will not serve the station of Dordrecht. Passengers to/from Dordrecht are advised to change trains in Roosendaal.

On Sunday 16 July, the Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains will exceptionally operate between Brussels and Breda only (via Roosendaal). "IC direct" services will run every half hour from Breda to Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. Passengers to Dordrecht or The Hague can take 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.

Thalys services will operate as normal.


Tuesday 25 July to Friday 11 August: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal.

Due to planned engineering works between Roosendaal and Dordrecht from Tuesday 25 July to Friday 11 August included, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal.

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands can board other trains in Roosendaal for onward travel via Breda. IC-Direct services will run every half hour from Breda to Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. Passengers to Dordrecht and The Hague can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. Please allow up to 1 hour extra travel time.

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.

Thalys services will operate as normal.


Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam.12/08 and 13/08: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague (the Netherlands), InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August.

Passengers using InterCity trains to/from The Hague, Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam that weekend can use other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from/to Rotterdam Central Station.

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

Thalys services will operate as normal.

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