Train ticket counters to close earlier as of this summer
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    Train ticket counters to close earlier as of this summer

    Ticket counters in several train stations across the country will see their opening hours modified this summer. Credit: © Belga

    The opening hours of ticket counters in several train stations across the country will be cut down as of this summer, Belgium’s national railway company announced.

    From August 5, the ticket counters in 49 train stations in Belgium will see their opening hours modified, according to Het Laatste Nieuws.

    The SNCB on Tuesday said the decision was motivated by the changing habits of travellers, who are increasingly buying rail tickets through digital or automatic sales channels.

    In 2018, the number of train rides bought through a digital channel or a ticket-machine accounted for two-thirds of the total sales volume.

    The ticket counters in the stations will “close down during the week in the afternoon and or during certain periods of the weekend,” the SNCB told HLN news.

    The modifications will have no impact on the opening times of other station facilities, such as the waiting rooms, according to the Dutch-speaking daily.

    The Brussels Times