Half of trains to run on Wednesday and Thursday

Half of trains to run on Wednesday and Thursday
Credit: Hatim Kaghat / Belga

A 24-hour railway strike started on the Belgian rail network at 22:00 on Monday night. As a result, only a quarter of trains are running on Tuesday. However, on Wednesday and Thursday half of the trains will run, confirmed SNCB spokesman Dimitri Temmerman.

It was also confirmed that the alternative train service is running today as planned. Travellers have been advised to check SNCB's online journey planner via the railway company's app or website before departure.

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Unions representing rail workers both on the trains and rail infrastructure more generally have called the strike to denounce the lack of investment at SNCB and Infrabel. Another separate 48-hour strike by train drivers' union ASTB is planned for tomorrow and Thursday.

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