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Traffic disruptions and alterations

Planned engineering works between Arlon and Luxembourg from 22 August to 13 September

Due to planned engineering works on the Luxembourg rail network, train services will be diverted between Arlon and Luxembourg from Saturday 22 August to Sunday 13 September.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international journey planners as soon as possible.

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September: Thalys and InterCity services from Brussels to Amsterdam not calling at Schiphol airport

Due to planned engineering works between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Thalys and InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September. Consequently, these trains will not be calling at Schiphol Airport during this weekend.  

Thalys trains will be diverted via Gouda Passengers to Schiphol can travel with Thalys to Amsterdam CS and use local train or metro connections to Schiphol.

InterCity trains will be diverted via Haarlem. 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.

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September: Thalys trains not calling at Schiphol Airport

Due to planned engineering works between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Thalys trains connecting Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam will be diverted via Gouda on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September. Consequently, these trains will not be calling at Schiphol Airport during this weekend.  

Passengers to Schiphol can travel with Thalys to Amsterdam CS and use local train or metro connections to Schiphol.

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

26 and 27 September: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only circulate between Brussels and Rotterdam on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September.

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can take other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Rotterdam, including IC Direct trains (where no IC-Direct supplement will be required). Please allow 15 min. extra travel time.

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

Schedules in international rail planners will be adapted shortly.

Check timetables in our journey planner >

3 and 4 October: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only circulate between Brussels and Rotterdam on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October.

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can take other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Rotterdam, including IC Direct trains (where no IC-Direct supplement will be required). Please allow 15 min. extra travel time.

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

Schedules in international rail planners will be adapted shortly.

Check timetables in our journey planner >

24 and 25 October: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only circulate between Brussels and Rotterdam on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October.

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can take other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Rotterdam, including IC Direct trains (where no IC-Direct supplement will be required). Please allow 15 min. extra travel time.

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

Schedules in international rail planners will be adapted shortly.

Check timetables in our journey planner >

7 and 8 November: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating at Rotterdam

Due to engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will only circulate between Brussels and Rotterdam on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November.

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can take other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Rotterdam, including IC Direct trains (where no IC-Direct supplement will be required). Please allow 15 min. extra travel time.

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

Schedules in international rail planners will be adapted shortly.

Check timetables in our journey planner >

28 and 29 November: 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 28 and Sunday 29 November.

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. In Luxembourg, onward connections are available via Nancy and Strasbourg.     
  • 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 IC services from Arlon to Namur and Brussels.

Check adapted timetables with our journey planner >

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