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    Heavy disruption to rail traffic on the 10th and 11th of July


    A strike on the 10th and 11th of July will lead to heavy disruptions to railway traffic, the SNCB warned on Sunday. Only one train in three is expected to run. 

    The Independent railway union (SIC) has posted strike warnings for the 10th of July (from 3am) to the 12th of July (same time). The strike is being supported by the Metisp-Protect union and the Independent train driver’s union (SACT). 

    The minimum service SNCB is putting in place will also allow the company to come up with an alternative plan if staff are available. Only one train in three is expected to run on Tuesday. “We will prioritise rush-hour trains and IC trains to the bigger cities”, a SNCB spokesman explained.  No additional trains to the coast will be running. 

    Passengers wanting to use the train on Tuesday will be able to see if their train is running by consulting the “route planner” on Monday morning. The SNCB will then publish a plan for Wednesday. 

    Maria Novak
    The Brussels Times