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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.


IC Namur-Maubeuge-Paris: engineering works between Namur and Charleroi from 5 August to 3 November.

Due to planned engineering works between Namur and Charleroi from Monday 5 August to Sunday 3 November, the Intercity Namur-Maubeuge-Paris will not be operating between Namur and Charleroi.

Please check adapted timetables in our rail planner.


Engineering works between Cologne and Frankfurt on 1 September: adapted schedule for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.Sunday 1 September: adapted schedule for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works between Cologne and Frankfurt, the following Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt services will only operate between Brussels and Cologne on Sunday 1 September:

Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt

  • ICE 13: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 8:23 - Köln Hbf 10:15 - Frankfurt Hbf 11:30
  • ICE 15: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 10:25 - Köln Hbf 12:15 - Frankfurt Hbf 13:30
  • ICE 211: Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 12:25 - Köln Hbf 14:15 - Frankfurt Hbf 16:30

Frankfurt-Cologne-Brussels

  • ICE 16: Frankfurt Hbf 10:16 - Köln Hbf 11:43 - Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 13:35
  • ICE 210: Frankfurt Hbf 12:29 - Köln Hbf 13:43 - Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 15:35
  • ICE 14: Frankfurt Hbf 14:29 - Köln Hbf 15:43 - Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid 17:35

Please check the adapted schedules in our international journey planner.


Engineering works in Germany on 7 and 8 September: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt7 and 8 September: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, the journey duration between Aachen and Cologne will be about 45 minutes longer than usual.

Besides, ICE trains will not be serving Liège-Guillemins station due to other planned works on the Belgian rail network, but will be calling at Alleur instead. ICE trains to Germany will be departing from Brussels 30 minutes earlier, while ICE trains from Germany will arrive in Brussels 30 minutes later than usual.

If you are travelling to/from Germany on 7 and 8 September, please check the adapted schedules in our journey planner.


Engineering works on 14 and 15 September: adapted schedule for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt14 and 15 September: adapted schedule for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, ICE trains on the Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt connection will not be serving Liège-Guillemins station due to other planned works on the Belgian rail network, but will be calling at Alleur instead. ICE trains to Germany will be departing from Brussels 30 minutes earlier, while ICE trains from Germany will arrive in Brussels 30 minutes later than usual.

If you are travelling to/from Germany on 14 and 15 September, please check the adapted schedules in our journey planner.


21 and 22 September: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda and will serve Roosendaal instead of Noorderkempen

Substitution buses will operate between Antwerp-Central and Noorderkempen.

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Roosendaal or Breda 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.


Engineering works in Germany on 21 September: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt21 September: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network on Saturday 21 September, the journey duration between Aachen and Cologne will be about 1 hour longer than usual.

Please check the adapted schedules in our international journey planner.


5 and 6 October: InterCity Netherlands terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, 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.


Engineering works near Amsterdam on 12 and 13 October: some IC Netherlands trains terminating at Schiphol Airport.12 and 13 October: some IC Netherlands trains terminating at Schiphol Airport.

Due to planned engineering works near Amsterdam on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019, the earliest InterCity Netherlands services to Brussels (9212, 9216 and 9220) will depart from Schiphol Airport instead of Amsterdam Central. Likewise, the latest InterCity Netherlands train departing from Brussels (9263, 9267 and 9271) will terminate at Schiphol Airport instead of Amsterdam Central.

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 from 14 to 20 October: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-FrankfurtFrom 14 to 20 October: adapted journey times for ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 October included, the journey duration between Aachen and Cologne will be about 1 hour longer than usual.

Please check the adapted schedules in our international journey planner.


Rail engineering works in Brussels from mid-October to mid-November.

From mid-October to mid-November, important engineering works will be carried out on the rail infrastructure in Brussels. These works will have an impact on the schedule of international trains.

For this reason, bookings on Eurostar, Thalys and TGV are temporarily impossible for the first 2 weekends of November.

An alternative schedule will be released within the next weeks. Please check our website regularly for further updates.


1 to 3 November: ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt trains to depart and terminate at Brussels-No(o)rd instead of Brussels-Midi/Zuid.1/11 - 3/11: ICE Brussels-Frankfurt to depart/terminate at Brussels-No(o)rd instead of Brussels-Midi/Zuid.

Due to planned engineering works between Brussels-Midi/Zuid and Brussels-No(o)rd, the ICE trains connecting Brussels, Cologne and Frankfort will not be serving Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid station from Friday 1 November to Sunday 3 November included. During this weekend, these trains will depart from and terminate at Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord station.

Please check the adapted schedules in our international journey planner.


No trains between Mons and Aulnoye (F) from 1 to 3 November.

Due to planned engineering works, no trains will be running between Mons and Aulnoye (F) from Friday 1 November to Sunday 3 November. Passengers who want to connect Mons and Paris with the Intercity Mons-Aulnoye-Paris connection can travel via 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.


2 and 3 November: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November 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.


9 to 11 November: ICE Brussels-Cologne-Frankfurt trains to depart and terminate at Brussels-No(o)rd instead of Brussels-Midi/Zuid.9/11 - 11/11: ICE Brussels-Frankfurt to depart/terminate at Brussels-No(o)rd instead of Brussels-Midi/Zuid.

Due to planned engineering works between Brussels-Midi/Zuid and Brussels-No(o)rd, the ICE trains connecting Brussels, Cologne and Frankfort will not be serving Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid station from Saturday 9 November to Monday 11 November included. During this weekend, these trains will depart from and terminate at Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord station.

Please check the adapted schedules in our international journey planner.


No trains between Mons and Aulnoye from 9 to 11 November.

Due to planned engineering works, no trains will be running between Mons and Aulnoye (F) from Saturday 9 to Monday 11 November. Passengers who want to connect Mons and Paris with the Intercity Mons-Aulnoye-Paris connection can travel via 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.


No trains between Mons and Aulnoye on 16 and 17 November.

Due to planned engineering works, no trains will be running between Mons and Aulnoye (F) on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. Passengers who want to connect Mons and Paris with the Intercity Mons-Aulnoye-Paris connection can travel via 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.


IC Namur-Maubeuge-Paris: engineering works between Namur and Charleroi on 23 and 24 November.

Due to planned engineering works between Namur and Charleroi, the Intercity Namur-Maubeuge-Paris will not be operating between Namur and Charleroi on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November.

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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