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

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4 and 5 February: adapted schedules for ICE trains between Brussels and Germany4 and 5 February: adapted schedules for ICE trains

Due to engineering works on the German rail network, ICE trains connecting Brussels, Cologne and with Frankfurt will be operating according to an adapted schedule on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2023.

Most trains will only operate between Brussels-Midi and Köln Hbf.

Please check the adapted schedules in our journey planner.


4 and 5 February: IC Netherlands will not operate between Breda and Amsterdam

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2023, InterCity Netherlands trains will not be running between  Breda and Amsterdam Central.

Passengers to Rotterdam, 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.

Please check the adapted schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


11 and 12 February: IC Netherlands not serving Schiphol-Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network, InterCity Netherlands trains will be diverted to an alternative route between Rotterdam and Amsterdam on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2023. As a consequence, they will not call at Schiphol-Airport that weekend.

Passengers to Schiphol-Airport can change trains in Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol-Airport.

Please check the adapted schedules shortly before your departure.


18 and 19 February: InterCity Netherlands terminating in Rotterdam

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2023 included. 

Passengers to 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.


26 February to 5 March: IC Netherlands will not operate between Breda and Amsterdam.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network from Sunday 26 February to Sunday 5 March 2023 inclusive, InterCity Netherlands trains will not be running between  Breda and Amsterdam Central.

Passengers to Rotterdam, 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.

Please check the adapted schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Sunday 12 March: IC Netherlands not serving Schiphol-Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network, InterCity Netherlands trains will be diverted to an alternative route between Rotterdam and Amsterdam on Sunday 12 March 2023. As a consequence, they will not call at Schiphol-Airport.

Passengers to Schiphol-Airport can change trains in Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol-Airport.

Please check the adapted schedules for your journey.


17 to 20 March: InterCity Netherlands terminating in Rotterdam

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central from Friday 17 to Monday 20 March 2023 included. 

Passengers to 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.


25 March: TGV INOUI trains to/from Brussels not serving Lyon Part-Dieu

As a result of planned engineering works near Lyon on Saturday 25 March 2023, the TGV INOUI trains that connect Brussels to the South of France will be diverted via Lyon St-Exupéry and will not call at Lyon Part-Dieu station. Please check departure or arrival station carefully if you are booking your journey to/from Lyon.

Lyon St-Exupéry (airport) is located 27 km. outside the city center, and is connected to Lyon with the Rhône Express tram service (travel time: 30 mins. More information on www.rhonexpress.fr).


Sunday 2 April: IC Netherlands not serving Schiphol-Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network, InterCity Netherlands trains will be diverted to an alternative route between Rotterdam and Amsterdam on Sunday 2 April 2023. As a consequence, they will not call at Schiphol-Airport.

Passengers to Schiphol-Airport can change trains in Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol-Airport.

Please check the adapted schedules for your journey.


8 to 10 April: IC Netherlands not serving Schiphol-Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch rail network, InterCity Netherlands trains will be diverted to an alternative route between Rotterdam and Amsterdam from Saturday 8 to Monday 10 April 2023 inclusive. As a consequence, they will not call at Schiphol-Airport.

Passengers to Schiphol-Airport can change trains in Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains to Schiphol-Airport.

Please check the adapted schedules for your journey.


21 to 23 April: InterCity Netherlands terminating in Rotterdam

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 April 2023 included. 

Passengers to 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.


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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