On Thursday, on the second of two strike days on the railways, approximately half of the IC trains that connect the major cities will run again. This is evident from the alternative timetable, the NMBS reported on Tuesday. Just like on Wednesday, two out of five L trains will run and the P trains, which normally run during the morning and evening rush hours, will virtually all be cancelled.
The Joint Trade Union Front at the railways announced two 48-hour strikes at the end of October. The first starts Tuesday evening at 10 p.m. and lasts until Thursday November 9, the second will follow from Tuesday evening December 5.
The alternative timetable for Wednesday was announced on Monday, and the train service for Thursday has now also been announced. It is largely the same as for Wednesday. “There will be approximately the same number of trains running on both days, but in some regions the train offering may be different on Wednesday than on Thursday,” NMBS said.
The railway company advises travelers to prepare their journey well from the day before. The alternative train schedule for Wednesday can now be consulted via the journey planner on the NMBS website or via the app. For Thursday’s alternative train service, this is possible from Wednesday morning.
All signal boxes in Belgium, which are responsible for directing train traffic, will be operational during the strike.