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 our neighbouring countries and by the main rail carriers in relation with the coronavirus.

Please notice: for most of the rail carriers, the regular fare conditions will apply. Carefully check each fare's exchange or refund conditions.


Namur-Maubeuge and Mons-Aulnoye trains temporarily suspended from 26 January.

Due to a momentary shortage of available train staff, the cross-border connections between Namur, Charleroi and Maubeuge (F) and between Mons and Aulnoye-Aymeries (F) are temporarily suspended from Wednesday 26 January 2022, presumably until Sunday 6 February included (to be confirmed).

Tickets for these connections can be entirely refunded, in application of the European passenger rights. 

Travel alternatives between Belgium and France: Intercity trains to/from Lille-Flandres or Thalys / TGV INOUI from/to Bruxelles-Midi.


Works at Schiphol on 30/01: no IC Netherlands trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam30/01: no IC Netherlands trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Due to planned engineering works in Schiphol, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will not not operate between Amsterdam Central and Rotterdam Central on Sunday 30 January.

Passengers travelling to Schiphol and Amsterdam can change trains in Rotterdam and use other NS trains. This also applies in the other direction for travellers from Amsterdam or Schiphol 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.


No trains between Mons and Aulnoye on 12 and 13 February.

Due to planned engineering works, no trains will be running between Mons and Aulnoye-Aymeries (F) on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February 2022. Passengers who want to connect Mons and Paris with the Intercity Mons-Aulnoye-Paris connection can travel via Charleroi and Maubeuge with the same ticket.

Please check the adapted timetables.


Works on 12 and 13 February: IC Netherlands does not stop in Brussels Airport-Zaventem, Mechelen and Amsterdam.Works on 12/2 and 13/2: impact on IC Netherlands.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February 2022, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport- Zaventem and Mechelen, by exception they will stop in Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.  

Additionally, certain InterCity trains connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will not serve Amsterdam Central that weekend due to other works planned on the Dutch rail network. Passengers from/to Amsterdam Central can use the same ticket to change trains in Schiphol and use NS trains between Schiphol and Amsterdam Centraal. 

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


No trains between Mons and Aulnoye on 19 and 20 February.

Due to planned engineering works, no trains will be running between Mons and Aulnoye-Aymeries (F) on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February 2022. Passengers who want to connect Mons and Paris with the Intercity Mons-Aulnoye-Paris connection can travel via Charleroi and Maubeuge with the same ticket.

Please check the adapted timetables.


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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