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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.

Announced strike in France starting from Wednesday 4 December 20h00.

SNCF (French national railways) have announced industrial actions in France starting on Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 8h00 PM.

Several rail operators will be following an adapted schedule from Thursday 5 December to Friday 13 December. 

Thalys plans to operate 2 out of 3 trains (check Thalys traffic forecasts). Passengers with a Thalys ticket for travelling to or from the Paris region between 5 and 15 December included can have their ticket refunded or changed for another travel date through their original point of sales until 31 December.

Eurostar is making every effort to reduce the impact of this strike as much as possible, but has nevertheless announced some cancelled Eurostar trains (especially on the London-Paris route). Travellers whose train was cancelled can change their ticket for another Eurostar train or get a full refund of their ticket through their original point of sales.

TGV® Bruxssels-France will operate according to an adapted schedule from Thursday 5 to Friday 13 December included. The following connections will be ensured:

From Brussels to France

  • 9812: Bruxelles-Midi 8:17 - Lille Europe 8:52 - Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 9:52
  • 9836: Bruxelles-Midi 16:17 - Lille Europe 16:52 - Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 17:52

From France to Brussels

  • 9809 (Monday to Friday): Lille Europe 7:20 - Bruxelles-Midi 7:55
  • 9854: Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 10:39 - Lille Europe 11:55 - Bruxelles-Midi 12:29
  • 9868: Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 19:07 - Lille Europe 20:08 - Bruxelles-Midi 20:43

Passengers with a TGV® Brussels-France ticket for travelling from 5 to 13 December can have a free exchange for another travel date or have a full refund through their original point of sales.

For domestic TGV® and Intercités trains in France, the adapted schedules will be released at 17h00 on the day before each travel date through SNCF Infolignes.

It is very likely that the traffic will be severely disturbed, and SNCF advises their customers to postpone their trip. Meanwhile, SNCF has suspended all exchange and reimbursement costs for TGV® and Intercités journeys planned from 5 to 13 December 2019. Several trains (whether they will be running or not) have been preventively closed for reservation.

Intercity trains Mons-Aulnoye and Namur-Charleroi-Maubeuge (with onward connection to Paris) are being cancelled from 5 to 9 December.
Cancellations are to be expected on the Kortrijk-Lille (7 December) and Tournai-Lille (7, 8 and 9 December) as well.

Please check this page regularly for future updates.

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Saturday 14 December: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.14 December: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will not be serving The Hague on Saturday 14 December. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central (without calling at The Hague but with an intermediate stop at Schiphol Airport). 

On Sunday 15 December, IC 9692 (the first train to depart from Amsterdam Central at 5h55 AM) will not be serving The Hague either.

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


IC 9692 and 9697 not calling at The Hague on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January 2020.IC 9692 and 9697 not calling at The Hague on 18/01 and 19/01.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity train n° 9692 to Brussels (departing from Amsterdam Central at 5h55) and the InterCity train n° 9697 to Amsterdam (departing from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid at 18h45) will not be serving The Hague on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January 2020.

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


25 and 26 January 2020: InterCity Netherlands not serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.25 and 26 January: InterCity Netherlands not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian railway network on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2020, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will not be calling at Brussels Airport-Zaventem

These trains will have adapted arrival and departure times at Mechelen as well.

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


Engineering works in Germany on 1 and 2 February 2020: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.1 and 2 February: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February 2020, the journey duration between Aachen and Cologne will be about 1 hour longer than usual.

ICE trains to Brussels will depart about 1 hour earlier from Frankfurt and Cologne, while ICE trains to Frankfurt will arrive about 1 hour later in Cologne and Frankfurt.

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


1 and 2 February 2020: InterCity Netherlands not serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.1 and 2 February: InterCity Netherlands not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian railway network on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February 2020, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will not be calling at Brussels Airport-Zaventem

These trains will have adapted arrival and departure times at Mechelen as well.

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


IC 9692 and 9697 not calling at The Hague from Saturday 8 to Monday 9 February 2020.IC 9692 and 9697 not calling at The Hague from 8/02 to 10/02.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity train n° 9692 to Brussels (departing from Amsterdam Central at 5h55) and the InterCity train n° 9697 to Amsterdam (departing from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid at 18h45) will not be serving The Hague from Saturday 8 to Monday 10 February 2020 included.

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


14 and 15 March 2020: InterCity Netherlands terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March 2020, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda or Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains. 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.


Sunday 22 March: earliest two InterCity Netherlands trains departing/terminating at Breda.22/03: earliest two InterCity Netherlands trains to depart/terminate in Breda.

Due to planned engineering on the Dutch rail network on Sunday 22 March 2020, the earliest two InterCity trains from Belgium to the Netherlands (IC 9211 and 9691) will exceptionally terminate at Breda. In the other direction, the earliest two Intercity trains from the Netherlands to Belgium (IC 9692 and 9216) will depart from 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.


28 and 29 March: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2020, 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.


Intercity Namur-Maubeuge-Paris: engineering works between Charleroi and Maubeuge on 4 and 5 April 2020.

Due to planned engineering works on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April, rail traffic will be interrupted between Charleroi and Maubeuge starting from 16h30 on Saturday (with consequences for the Intercity Namur-Maubeuge-Paris). Trains will be replaced by substitution buses between Charleroi and Maubeuge.

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


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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