• InterCity (IC): IC trains connect Belgium’s large cities. These trains only stop at the biggest train stations and sometimes cross international borders.
  • Peak (P): P trains run during peak travel times. They provide additional alternatives when you’re travelling during busy periods. Most of these trains run in the mornings and in late afternoon.
  • Local trains (L): L trains generally connect cities, but they also stop at every station along the route.
  • S-trains (S): S trains are suburban trains that connect the city centre with the surrounding communes. S trains stop in most stations along the route.
  • EXTRA: Additional train services, used at exceptionally busy periods. For example, these are the trains that travel towards the Belgian coast on very sunny days.
  • T (Touristic): Additional train service to certain tourist destinations.
  • EXP (Coast Express): Extra train service to the Belgian coast during the summer period.
  • International trains (INT = EC, THA, TGV, ICE, EST): Regular international trains, namely Eurocity, Thalys, TGV, ICE and Eurostar.
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The SNCB Customer Service is happy to help you by phone, every day from 7am to 9.30pm on 02 528 28 28.