Several trains will be abolished as of the introduction of SNCB's 2019 transport plan on 9 December due to work done on the network. Stations will no longer be served on certain lines and times will be changed, the railway company said Monday in a statement. But there is also good news for some travelers. On the Antwerp-Brussels-Nivelles / Charleroi line, the last two S1 trains during the week will be limited to Brussels-Midi because of the RER project. They will therefore no longer serve the stations of Forest-East, Uccle-Stalle, Uccle-Calevoet, Linkebeek, Holleken, Rhode-Saint-Genèse, De Hoek, Waterloo, Braine-L, Alleud, Lille, Nivelles and Obaix- Buzet. travelers to turn to the Stib or TECs.
These trains will be diverted and will serve from Charleroi-Sud via Luttre, Courcelles-Motte, Roux and Marchienne-au-Pont. On weekends, it will be the same for the last train S1 Antwerp-Central (22h05) -Brussels-Midi (23h21) -Charleroi, but only via Luttre and Marchienne-au-Pont.
By August 2020, the last two IC-Brussels-Namur-Luxembourg trains will no longer be able to travel beyond Libramont. These trains will no longer serve the Marbehan, Arlon and Luxembourg stations.
The departure time for certain IC, S and L trains will have to be adjusted between Liers and Liège-Guillemins and between Liège-Guillemins and Marloie. The S41 Verviers-Central-Herstal trains will be temporarily limited to Liège-Guillemins, where a connection is planned in 9 minutes to the center of Liège and Liers.
The departure time of the L Libramont-Athus-Arlon and Athus-Luxembourg trains is adapted every Monday for maintenance work. It will be different from the rest of the week.
One Thursday a month, between 08:40 and 15:20, work will result in replacing all trains by bus between Mons and Quévy, both ways.
There will be some good news, however, which will also be implemented as of December 9, SNCB points out.
Thus, the frequency of S2 Braine-le-Comte-Brussels-Louvain will be doubled in each direction on Saturday, one train every 30 minutes.
On weekdays, the S41 Liège-Guillemins-Verviers-Central (Angleur, Chênée, Chaudfontaine, Trooz, Fraipont, Nessonvaux and Pepinster) will be reinforced by two new rush hour trains (one in the morning, one in the evening).
The end of the work will allow the full recovery of the L Spa-Géronstère-Verviers-Central-Aachen trains.
Finally, as announced recently, the entry into force of the new transport plan will mark the return to service of the connection between Paris and Namur, Charleroi and Mons.
To facilitate this, travelers are invited to check SNCB's communication channels (application, website) to see the changes that affect them.