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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.

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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.


Strike in Belgium from Thursday 28 June (22h00) to Sunday 30 June (22h00).Strike in Belgium from 28/06 (22h00) to 30/06 (22h00).

As a result of a strike, train traffic will be severely disrupted from Thursday, 28 June (from 22:00) to Saturday, 30 June (to 22:00).

We understand and regret that this strike may interfere with your business and personal plans and travels.

In order to deal with the limited number of trains running, we will put in place an alternative train service in accordance with staff availability.

Likewise, rail companies operating international connections from and to Belgium will inform us of their travel forecasts as soon as possible.

We therefore advise you to check this page regularly for future updates.

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Strikes announced in France until end of June.Announced strikes in France.

SNCF (French national railways) have announced several days of industrial actions in June, i.e. on Saturday 2/6 and Sunday 3/6, Thursday 7/6 and Friday 8/6, Tuesday 12/6 and Wednesday 13/6, Sunday 17/6 and Monday 18/6, Friday 22/6 and Saturday 23/6, Wednesday 27/6 and Thursday 28/6.

Rail traffic on the French rail network may be disturbed during these actions. 

Thalys and Eurostar will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible (see adapted schedule for Thalys and Eurostar).

On the announced days of strike, TGV® Brussels-France will make every effort to operate the following trains (confirmed for 22 and 23 June):

  • southbound:
    • 9812: Brussels-Midi (8:17) - Lille Europe (8:52) - Aéroport CDG (9:53)
    • 9828: Brussels-Midi (12:17) - Lille Europe (13:03) - Aéroport CDG (13:58) - Marne-la-Vallée (14:11) - Lyon Part-Dieu (16:06) - Avignon TGV (17:08) - Aix-en-Provence TGV (17:37) - Marseille St-Charles (17:48) (runs on FRI 22/6 but not on SAT 23/6)
    • 9836: Brussels-Midi (16:17) - Lille Europe (16:52) - Aéroport CDG (17:53)
    • 9846: Brussels-Midi (19:17) - Lille Europe (20:01) - Aéroport CDG (21:11) - Marne-la-Vallée (21:26) - Lyon Part-Dieu (23:24)
  • northbound:
    • 9809: Lille Europe (7:20) - Brussels-Midi (7:56)
    • 9852/3: Lyon Part-Dieu (5:50) - Marne-la-Vallée (7:49) - Aéroport CDG (8:08) - Lille Europe (9:08) - Brussels-Midi (9:43)
    • 9862/3: Aéroport CDG (11:07) - Lille Europe (12:15) - Brussels-Midi (12:52)
    • 9866/7: Marseille St-Charles (12:10) - Aix-en-Provence TGV (12:25) - Avignon TGV (12:53) - Lyon Part-Dieu (14:00) - Marne-la-Vallée (15:52) - Aéroport CDG (16:07) - Lille Europe (17:07) - Brussels-Midi (17:43) (not running on FRI 22/6 but runs on SAT 23/6)
    • 9864/5: Aéroport CDG (19:07) - Lille Europe (20:08) - Brussels-Midi (20:43)

On other days, TGV® Brussels-France will operate a normal service.

Passengers with a ticket for TGV® Brussels-France one of the announced days of strike mentioned above can either:

  • Use their ticket on any other TGV® train on the same route until Thursday 28 June May included (no guarantee of seat);
  • Until the day after the originally planned travel date: change their ticket for another travel date without extra costs (subject to availability)
  • Until the day after the originally planned travel date: get a full refund of their ticket.

After this delay, pasengers can still submit a request for refund to our Customer Care service using our contact form.

It is more difficult to predict the impact on other TGV®Intercités and regional connections in France. If you plan to travel in France with one of these trains on one of those days, SNCF recommends to change your booking to another date.

For every announced day of strike, SNCF will release an adapted schedule on the previous day from 17h00 (Paris time). We therefore recommend to check the adapted schedules from 17h00 on the day before travel through the Infolignes SNCF service.

Passengers with a ticket for a TGV® of Intercités connection in France one of the announced days of strike mentioned above can either:

  • Use their ticket on any other TGV® train on the same route until Thursday 28 June included (no guarantee of seat);
  • Until the day after the originally planned travel date: get a full refund of their ticket.

After this delay, passengers can submit a request for refund to our Customer Care service using our contact form.

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Thalys: slightly adapted schedule until 7 July.Thalys: adapted schedule until 7 July.

SNCF (French railways) have announced several days of strike until the end of June.

During this entire period, Thalys will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible. Yet, Thays was forced to slighty change its schedule as follows as a consequence of these strikes.

The following trains have been cancelled :

Brussels-Paris:

  • Tuesday 12/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 13/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 14/06: 9308 (07:43)
  • Friday 15/06: 9308 (07:43)
  • Tuesday 19/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 20/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 21/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 22/06: 9308 (07:43)
  • Tuesday 26/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 27/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 28/06: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Friday 29/06: 9308 (07:43)
  • Tuesday 03/07: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Wednesday 04/07: 9308 (07:43), 9368 (17:43)
  • Thursday 05/07: 9308 (07:43)
  • Friday 06/07: 9308 (07:43)

Paris-Brussels:

  • Monday 11/06: 9365 (16:55)
  • Thursday 14/06: 9365 (16:55)
  • Monday 18/06: 9305 (06:55)
  • Monday 25/06: 9305 (06:55)
  • Monday 02/07: 9305 (06:55), 9365 (16:55)
  • Thursday 05/07: 9368 (17:43)

Brussels-Lille:

  • Thalys 9994 (09:17) cancelled every day until 7 July included.
  • On Sundays until 1 July, Thalys 9998 (18:17) cancelled as well.
  • On 11/06, 14/06, 02/07 and 05/07, Thalys 9996 (17:17) cancelled as well.

Lille-Brussels:

  • Thalys 9993 (11:59) cancelled every day until 7 July included.
  • On Fridays and Sundays until 6 July, Thalys 9995 (21:07) cancelled as well.
  • On 11/06, 14/06, 02/07 and 05/07, Thalys 9975 (19:07) cancelled as well.

Besides, a limited number of trains will be constituted by only one train unit instead of two until 7 July included. Some passengers will therefore not find the coach number mentioned on their ticket. The involved passengers were allocated another seat in the remaining train unit. These passengers can present themselves to their train manager for more instructions.

Passengers whose train has been cancelled can either :

  • change their ticket at no extra cost for the previous or next train (subject to availability).
  • request a full refund of their ticket through their original point of sales or at the Thalys Contact Center.

Thalys Contact Center

  • in Belgium: +32 70 66 77 88
  • in France: +33 8 25 84 25 97
  • in The Netherlands: +31 30 23 000 23
  • in Germany: +49 18 07 07 07 07

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Adapted Eurostar service on 7, 8 and 12 June

SNCF (French railways) have announced several days of strike until the end of June.

During this period, Eurostar will make every effort to provide a service as close to normal as possible. Yet, Eurostar was forced to adapt its schedule, and the following trains have been cancelled as a consequence of these strikes:

Thursday 7 June

Paris-London

  • 9007 (07:13)

London-Paris

  • 9006 (07:31)

Friday 8 June

Paris-London

  • 9007 (07:13)
  • 9021 (10:43)

London-Paris

  • 9032 (14:22)
  • 9050 (19:01)

Tuesday 12 June

Paris-London

  • 9009 (07:43)
  • 9039 (15:13)

London-Paris

  • 9018 (10:24)
  • 9046 (18:01)

Travellers with a ticket for one of these cancelled trains can present themselves at their departure station: Eurostar's check-in staff will allocate them a seat on a previous or later train (subject to availability).

They can also change their ticket for another Eurostar train or get a full refund of their ticket through their original point of sales.

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30 June and 1 July 2018: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018, 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.


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.7 and 8 July: 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 7 and Sunday 8 July. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at 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.


TGV Brussels-France not serving Avignon TGV from 23 July to 23 September.Engineering works near Avignon from 23 July to 23 September.

Due to engineering works near Avignon, TGV® 9810 (Brussels-Marseille) and 9828 (Brussels-Nice) will not be serving Avignon TGV from Monday 23 July to Sunday 23 September included.

Passengers to Avignon are advised to change trains at Lyon Part-Dieu, where they can board other trains to Avignon.

In the other direction, TGV® trains to Brussels-Midi will keep calling at Avignon TGV as usual.


1, 2, 8 and 9 September: engineering works between Cologne and Frankfurt.

Due to planned engineering works near Limburg Süd on the German railway network, ICE trains with not be operating on the high speed line between Cologne and Frankfurt during the weekends of 1 and 2 September and 8 and 9 September 2018. Some trains will be diverted via another line.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please regularly check the schedule for your journey again.


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.6 and 7 October: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Brussels-North station, and use SNCB trains between Brussels-North and the airport.

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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