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    The SNCB goes into summer mode and changes their service

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    The SNCB has changed their service, as they do every summer, with dozens of extra trains going to the coast and other tourist destinations every day.

    There will be special tickets and the number of trains at peak times will be reduced, the company said in a press release on Friday. 

    There will be extra trains to the most popular seaside stations (Ostende, Knokken, Blankenberge, La Panne) from Saturday the 29th of June to Sunday the 1st of September, both during the week and at weekends.

    A total of 30 extra trains will run every day during the week, with 32 additional trains at the weekend and on bank holidays. If the sun is shining, the SNCB has said there will be another six additional trains during the week and at weekends. 

    The company has said that even more trains could be added if there is a large number of passengers. They will keep staff and trains on stand-by “to be able to react as quickly as possible”. 

    The transport service to other tourist destinations like the Ardennes, Walibi and Pairi Daiza will also become more regular.

    Thirteen extra trains will travel to and from Bierges-Walibi and Houyet, which leads on to Lesse, during the week. There will be 32 extra trains to and from Bierges-Walibi, Houyet and Cambron-Casteau (Pairi Daiza) at the weekend. 

    “Along with the increased number of trains, the SNCB will also once again offer passengers special tickets this summer”, the press release says. The GO Unlimited for under 26s will once again be available and music lovers will be able to enjoy special tickets for a number of festivals. 

    Sarah Johansson

    The Brussels Times