Total shutdown of rail services between Brussels-Nord and Brussels-Midi from Saturday 29/04 to Monday 01/05 due to Infrabel works - 14 April 2017

Exceptional interruption of rail services between Brussels-Nord and Brussels-Midi from 29/04 to 01/05 inclusive Important maintenance works will be carried out between Brussels-Nord and Brussels-Midi from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017 by rail infrastructure manager Infrabel. The signalling equipment will be replaced by a fully computer-driven system to further increase safety.

Necessary safety tests will be carried out over these 3 days.

All rail services between the Brussels-Nord and Brussels-Midi stations will be suspended. Trains will not stop at Brussels-Central, but the station itself will still be accessible to customers: ticket offices, shops, etc. will remain open.

Timetable alterations

Despite these difficult circumstances, which are outside our control, we will do our utmost to guarantee the best possible service over the weekend in question. We have drawn up an alternative transport plan and worked to ensure smooth co-operation with STIB to get all our travellers to their final destinations.

How will this affect my train? Consult our journey planner or the SNCB app.
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You can find all information on the impact on international rail services on the SNCB Europe website

How can I get to the centre of Brussels? / How can I take the train from the centre of Brussels?

Upon presentation of your valid SNCB travel pass to Brussels-Central at one of our info stands in one of our main Brussels stations (Brussels-Central, Brussels-Nord and Brussels-Midi), you will receive one ticket per person and per journey, valid for the STIB network (tram and metro).

The major alterations

  • Most trains that normally run via Brussels-Central will be limited to Brussels-Midi or Brussels-Nord.
  • 3 commuter trains will run hourly between Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Nord and Brussels Airport-Zaventem.
  • The Oostende – Eupen and Genk – Knokke/Blankenberge IC trains will be diverted through Denderleeuw and Schaarbeek. Passengers travelling to Brussels can change for trains to Brussels-Midi or Brussels-Nord at Denderleeuw or Schaarbeek.

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