Betty Matthysen

1 in 3 rail services will run during Thursday’s strike

The Belgian state-owned rail company NMBS reports that a third of rail services will operate during Thursday’s 24 hour rail strike. The services that will run include around 50% of inter-city (IC) services and around 33% of services that stop at all or almost all stations on their route (L services) as well as around one third of all the S train  Most P train services that operate during the morning and evening rush hours will not run. 

Those planning to travel by train on Thursday are advised to check that their train is running before leaving for the station.  The strike means that no or very few trains will stop at a number of smaller stations.

The 24 hour strike will get under way at 10pm on Wednesday and will last until 10pm on Thursday evening.

NMBS will communicate the revised timetable that will be in force for the duration of the strike via a number of channels, including social media and the company’s website The timetable will also appear on screens at stations and regular announcements will be made via the stations’ public address systems.  

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