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Traffic disruptions and alterations

4-6 April (Easter): Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains temporarily suspended

Due to engineering works between Antwerp and Rotterdam, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be temporarily suspended on Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 April (Easter weekend). Likewise, the regional services connecting Antwerp and Roosendaal will be limited to Kapellen. 

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands that weekend, are advised to 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 Kapellen and board replacement bus services to Roosendaal. 

This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium. Customers who prefer to cancel or postpone their travel can obtain a full ticket refund.

Thalys services will operate as normal.

Check adapted timetables >

4 and 5 April: EuroCity trains to Strasbourg and Basle will terminate at Luxembourg

Due to planned engineering works near Metz (France), the EuroCity services Vauban (91/90) and Iris (97/96) connecting Brussels with Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Basle will only be running between Brussels and Luxembourg on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April.

Please check adapted timetables >

Weekends from 18 April to 10 May: ICE trains Brussels-Frankfurt will terminate in Cologne

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network, ICE trains connecting Brussels, Cologne and Frankfurt will terminate in Cologne on the following days:

  • Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April
  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April
  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May
  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May

Exceptions: ICE services n° 18 (Frankfurt Hbf. 5:06 - Köln Hbf 7:40 - Brussels-Midi 9:35) and n° 19 (Brussels-Midi 18:25 - Köln Hbf 20:15 - Frankfurt Hbf 22:55) will keep operating between Cologne and Frankfurt, but with no intermediate stops between Köln Hbf and Frankfurt Hbf.

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

Sunday 3 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains temporarily suspended

Due to engineering works between Antwerp and Rotterdam, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be temporarily suspended on Sunday 3 May. Likewise, the regional services connecting Antwerp and Roosendaal will be limited to Kapellen. 

Passengers using InterCity trains to travel to The Netherlands that weekend, are advised to 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 Kapellen and board replacement bus services to Roosendaal. 

This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands 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 23 and Monday 25 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating in Breda

Due to engineering works between Roosendaal and Dordrecht, InterCity services between Brussels and Amsterdam will be running between Brussels and Breda on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 May.  

Passengers to Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam can use IC-Direct services (running every half hour from Breda) to reach their destination . Passengers to Dordrecht and The Hague can take NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda.This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands 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.

24 to 25 May: 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 from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May (Wheat Monday).

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.

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 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.

King's day, Netherlands, Monday 27 April: Thalys limited to Schiphol

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

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

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

Check adapted timetables in our journey planner >

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