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

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Covid-19: impact on your international train travel.Covid-19: recommendations

SNCB is closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium and in Europe, and has been in permanent contact with the FPS Public Health since the beginning of the outbreak.

Regularly check our updates of the measures taken by the main rail carriers in relation with the coronavirus.


6 and 7 June: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 6 and 7 June 2020, 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.


Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.19 to 21 June: 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 from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central (without calling at The Hague but with an intermediate stop at Schiphol 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.


26 to 28 June: InterCity Netherlands terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2020 included, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda or Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains. 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.


Engineering works in Germany from 2 to 5 July: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.2 to 5 July: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July 2020 included, the journey duration between Aachen and Cologne will be about 1 hour longer than usual.

ICE trains to Brussels will depart about 1 hour earlier from Frankfurt and Cologne, while ICE trains to Frankfurt will arrive about 1 hour later in Cologne and Frankfurt.

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-Rennes not operating on 11 and 12 July.

Due to engineering works in France, TGV 9838 Brussels-Rennes and TGV 9885 Rennes-Brussels will not be operating on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July.


TGV 9836 to terminate in Montpellier on Fridays until 31 July.

Due to engineering works in the South of France, TGV 9836 Brussels-Perpignan will terminate in Montpellier St-Roch on Fridays from 7 February to 31 July 2020 included, as well as on 21, 24 and 25 May. During this period, it will not serve the stations of Montpellier Sud de France, Sète, Agde, Béziers, Narbonne and Perpignan.

In the opposite direction, TGV 9863 to Brussels will depart from Montpellier Sud de France on Saturday mornings from 8 February to 1 August 2020 included, as well as on 21 and 25 May. During this period, it will not serve Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Agde and Sète.


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.

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