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

With SNCB International, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands and Germany.

We’ll also provide you with practical pages to help you find your way in Europe’s train stations, as well as real-time timetables for thousands of trains in Europe.

With SNCB International, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands and Germany.

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.


Thalys and Intercity Netherlands not serving Antwerp-Central during several weekends until 10 June.Thalys and Intercity Netherlands not serving Antwerp-Central during several weekends.

Due to planned engineering works near Antwerp, Thalys and Intercity Netherlands trains will not be serving Antwerp-Central during the following weekends:

  • 11 and 12 May
  • 18 and 19 May
  • 25 and 26 May
  • 8, 9 and 10 June

During these weekends, Intercity Netherlands trains will exceptionally call at Antwerp-Berchem instead of Antwerp-Central station. Passengers travelling between Antwerp and the Netherlands are advised to depart or alight at Antwerp-Berchem station.

Passengers travelling between Antwerp and Paris can use SNCB trains to Brussels-Midi station, where they can get on the Thalys trains to Paris Nord. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from Paris to Antwerp.


Announced strike in the Netherlands on Tuesday 28 May.

As a consequence of announced strike in the Netherlands on Tuesday 28 May 2019, rail services in the Netherlands will be severely disrupted.

Consequences for train services to/from Belgium:

  • Thalys will operate a normal service but recommends travellers to consult realtime traffic information.
  • IC Netherlands trains will not be operating between Noorderkempen and Amsterdam/The Hague.
  • S32 Puurs-Antwerp-Roosendaal trains will not be operating between Essen and Roosendaal.
  • S43 Hasselt-Liège-Maastricht trains will not be operating between Visé and Maastricht.

Travellers with a ticket for a journey to/from the Netherlands on Tuesday 28 May can get a full refund or free exchange of their ticket.

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8 June: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 8 June 2019, 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.


Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on 15 and 16 June.

Due to planned engineering works in the South-East of the Netherlands, trains connecting Hasselt, Liège and Maastricht will be replaced by substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

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