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Chaos on the track in Brussels: tomorrow less trains
Brussels rail Passengers should also in the future, take into account disrupted train traffic, as a result of the fire in a signal box in Brussels-North this morning. At least during the morning rush hour there will be fewer trains, reports the NMBS. The P-trains (piekuurtreinen), S4 - S10-trains not riding at all. Between Antwerp and Brussels, drive there are only two instead of four trains per hour. The limited schedule is similar to the ones that since this afternoon.

By the fire, the movement of the trains between Brussels-North and Brussels-South is in full morning rush hour one and a half hours interrupted in both directions. the

Some trains were rerouted via the eastern and western ringspoor, others were simply abolished. Commuters were given the board as much as possible, tram, bus and metro to take. On presentation of your nmbs / SNCB ticket if you free the bus, tram or metro of the STIB / mivb to use within Brussels to travel to your destination.

Still heavy inconvenience

Technicians now have all the tracks available, but the restrictions for the traffic in the capital continue. Travelers should still take into account significant delays or deletion.

The fire in the Brussels North has especially damaging to the power supply to the overhead lines. “Because of damage to cables and voedingsposten is a part of the power from Brussels-South acquired. We are, therefore, not on the full flow capacity”, says Infrabel spokesman Frédéric Petit.

Custom schedule

The SNCB has therefore a custom timetable with less trains drawn up. For the rest of the day, are all P-trains (piekuurtreinen) from Brussels and a number of other connections are deleted. “We have no visibility on when everything will be recovered,” says Petit. “Our people stay the whole day and next night to work. It is wait and see.” The limited timetable applies at least until tomorrow morning, says NMBS spokesman Bart Crols.

in Addition to all the P-trains from Brussels are also S4, and S10-trains is deleted, for example, the website of the nmbs / SNCB to read. Also on the other S-lines, there are changes, and some IC trains to Brussels Airport and drive no further than the Brussels-North. The SNCB advises to listen carefully to the announcements in the stations and the nmbs / SNCB app to consult.

Overview of the changes:

* , the P-trains to Brussels are cancelled. That means that also in the evening a number of those trains (from Brussels) may not drive
* S4 trains on the Brussels-Luxembourg - Jette - Aalst drive.
* the S10-trains to Brussels-midi - Dendermonde drive.
* of the S1 trains (Nivelles, Antwerp), drive the half. From Nivelles, they are also limited to Brussels-South and from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schaarbeek
* of the S2-trains (between ‘s-Gravenbrakel and Leuven) is half deleted. The trains from Leuven limited to Schaerbeek and from ‘s-Gravenbrakel to Brussels-South
* the S6 trains Aalst, belgium-Schaarbeek, be limited to the Halle (and drive so does not go to Schaerbeek)
* the S8 train services between Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels-South from Brussels-Schuman redirected to Schaarbeek
* the IC-trains to Brussels-South, Antwerp-Central are deprecated. Travellers can make use of the IC-trains between Charleroi and Antwerpen-Noorderdokken or Essen. These trains will make an additional stop in Vilvoorde, Mechelen-Nekkerspoel station, Mortsel-Oude-God and Schaarbeek
* IC-train Binche-Turnhout will be on the way stop in Schaarbeek
* the IC-trains Bergen-Brussels Airport Zaventem and Tournai-Brussels Airport Zaventem, be limited to the Brussels-North. The other trains from and to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem drive as normal

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