The following measures are in place to ensure that the routes run as safely as possible in the coming weeks:
  • Additional trains will run to tourist destinations such as the coast and the Ardennes. Weather permitting, this offer will be reinforced.
  • Folding bikes can be taken on any train free of charge, provided they are stored under the seat during the ride.
  • With the exception of a number of trains to and from the coast and the Ardennes, everyone can take his or her bike on the train, provided that, as always, a Bike Supplement is available online, at a ticket machine or at the ticket office. This ticket is free of charge until the end of this year.
  • The train conductor must be contacted before the departure of the train. He or she can say where there are still places available for the bike. If the train is too busy, the train conductor may refuse to take the bicycle with him.
  • Groups with bicycles are strongly discouraged.
  • From Saturday 18 July and until Sunday 30 August inclusive, bikes on trains to and from the coast and on trains between Brussels and Arlon are admitted ONLY:
    • on trains arriving after 1 pm at a coastal station or in Arlon.
    • on trains departing before 4 pm or after 8 pm at a coastal station or in Arlon.
    • This measure applies throughout the entire route of the train. For the coast, this concerns the trains to and from the five coastal stations (Ostend, Blankenberge, De Panne, Knokke and Zeebrugge), where rental and shared bicycles can usually be easily used on site. For the Ardennes, trains depart from Brussels to Arlon.

Travellers are advised to consult the SNCB's route planner in order to know exactly which trains are concerned.

 
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