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Traffic disruptions and alterations

Industrial action in Belgium on 28 May: limited impact on international train services

Due to announced industrial action, we expect some disruption of rail services on the Belgian rail network from Wednesday 27 May 2015, 10h00 pm to Friday 29 May 3h00 am. 

However, we expect very limited impact on international train services.

If you are to travel by train on Thursday 28 May, please check train services in real time shortly before travelling. 

Check European train services in real time >
See European passenger rights in relation to disruptions or serious delays >

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains not calling at Schiphol airport

Due to engineering works between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted via Haarlem on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. Consequently, these trains will not be calling at Schiphol Airport during this weekend.  

Passengers to Schiphol can get off in The Hague (Den Haag HS), where they can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol.

This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from Schiphol to Belgium.

Thalys services will operate as normal.

Journey planners on www.sncb-europe.com and www.sncb.be will shortly provide the adapted timetables.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains not calling at Schiphol airport

Due to engineering works between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted via Haarlem on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June. Consequently, these trains will not be calling at Schiphol Airport during this weekend.  

Passengers to Schiphol can get off in The Hague (Den Haag HS), where they can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol.

This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from Schiphol to Belgium.

Thalys services will operate as normal.

Journey planners on www.sncb-europe.com and www.sncb.be will shortly provide the adapted timetables.

27 June to 9 August - engineering works between Aachen and Cologne: adapted service from/to Germany

From Saturday 27 June to Sunday 9 August, engineering works have been planned on the German rail network between Aachen and Cologne. Consequently, all Thalys and ICE services will be diverted via Mönchengladbach and Rheydt, resulting in extented journey times and adapted train services.

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

27 and 28 June: train services interrupted between Arlon and Luxembourg

Due to planned engineering works on the Luxembourg rail network, train services will be interrupted between Arlon and Luxembourg on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.

Replacement bus services will be available between Arlon and Luxembourg, connecting with InterCity services from/to Namur and Brussels.

Travellers to/from Metz, Strasbourg and Basel can use the following alternative routes:

  • EC 91 "Vauban" (Bruxelles-Midi 7:33 - Luxembourg 10:50 - Basel 14:56): travellers are kindly advised to depart 1 hour earlier with IC 2106 to Arlon (Brussels-Midi 6:33 - Arlon 9:28), and embark on the substitution bus from Arlon to Luxembourg. From Luxembourg onwards, EC 91 service will operate according to its usual schedule to Metz, Strasbourg and Basel.     
  • EC 97 "Iris" (Bruxelles-Midi 12:33 - Luxembourg 15:52 - Basel 20:09): will depart 1 hour earlier (Bruxelles-Midi 11:33), and will be diverted via Athus between Arlon and Luxembourg. From Luxembourg onwards, EC 97 service will operate according to its usual schedule to Metz, Strasbourg and Basel. 
  • EC 90 "Vauban" (Basel 13:16 - Luxembourg 17:09 - Bruxelles-Midi 20:27): will depart from Basel according to its usual schedule, but will be diverted via Athus between Luxembourg and Arlon. Arrival in Namur and Brussels with 1 hour delay.
  • EC 96 "Iris" (Basel 16:21 - Luxembourg 20:09 - Bruxelles-Midi 23:27): will depart from Basel according to its usual schedule, but will terminate in Luxembourg (arrival 19:48). Travellers can use a replacement bus from Luxembourg to Arlon, and embark on the IC 2143 train service from Arlon to Namur and Brussels.
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