The southern approach to Brussels South will not be accessible to rail traffic. This will also impact trains that use the north-south rail tunnel under Brussels. The number of trains using the tunnel will be reduced from dozens per hour on a normal day to just six while the work is being carried out.
This means that many trains will be diverted to terminate at Schaarbeek, Brussels-Luxembourg or Brussel North. Trains from the coast, Bruges and Ghent will be diverted via Denderleeuw and Schaarbeek. There will still be two trains per hour between Antwerp and Brussels South.
The most of trains from the capital to Brussels Airport in Zaventem (Flemish Brabant) will start their journeys from Brussels North. Just 2 per hour will start off from Brussels South. Trains between Halle (Flemish Brabant) and Brussels South will not run. A replacement bus service will be provided.
The work will also impact international rail services to and from France and the UK. Eurostar and Thalys passenger scan expect some delays.
Normal service will be resumed on Tuesday 12 November.