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Engineering works in Germany from 8 March to 5 April 2017: Thalys not serving Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and DortmundThalys not serving Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund from 8 March to 5 April.

Due to engineering works on the German rail network near Düsseldorf, Thalys trains will not be serving Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Airport, Duisburg, Essen and Dortmund stations from Wednesday 8 March to Wednesday 5 April 2017. Thalys trains to/from Germany terminate at and depart from Cologne.

Between Dortmund and Cologne, travellers can make use of local trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. 


Engineering works on 25 and 26 March: replacement buses between Belgium and the Netherlands.Replacement buses between Belgium and the Netherlands on 25 and 26 March.

Due to engineering works between Antwerp and Roosendaal, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only operate between Brussels and Antwerp on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017.

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands that weekend can board replacement bus services at Noorderkempen for onward travel to 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. Passengers to Roosendaal can take the regional train from Antwerp to Essen and board replacement bus services to Roosendaal.

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 1 April 2017: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal.InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Roosendaal on 1 April 2017.

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only circulate between Brussels and Roosendaal on Saturday 1 April 2017 (until 8h00am on Sunday 2 April).

Passengers to Dordrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can make use of any other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Roosendaal. Please allow 15 min. to 1 hour extra travel time (depending on the connection). 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 works have no impact on Thalys services.


Engineering works on 8 and 9 April: replacement buses between Belgium and the Netherlands.8 and 9 April 2017: replacement buses between Belgium and the Netherlands.

Due to engineering works between Antwerp and Roosendaal, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only operate between Brussels and Antwerp on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017.

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands that weekend can board replacement bus services at Noorderkempen for onward travel to 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. Passengers to Roosendaal can take the regional train from Antwerp to Essen and board replacement bus services to Roosendaal.

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.


From 15 to 17 April 2017: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains limited to Roosendaal.

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only operate between Brussels and Roosendaal from Saturday 15 to Monday 17 April 2017 included.

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.


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 and the Netherlands with an adapted schedule (using western bypass line 28 between Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid and the Netherlands). Thalys will not connect Brussels and Germany, but will connect Liège and Germany (Thalys services connecting Paris and Germany will be diverted towards Liège via Namur).
  • 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.


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.


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.

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