In case of a planned strike in Belgium, you will find all information on this page at least 5 days in advance.

We will do everything we can to inform you as quickly and effectively as possible via:
  • the journey planner (on this page under 'My journey’)
  • the SNCB app
  • the announcements in the station
  • Twitter and Facebook
Check out all announcements about works, disruptions and traffic information in real time.

Frequently asked questions about strikes

The conditions for refunding or exchanging your ticket remain the same, even if there is a strike. For more information, please see our FAQ.

You can download the strike certificate up to 7 days after the strike at the bottom of this page.

Yes. To know if your train will be travelling, we advise you to regularly check our journey planner (on this page) or the SNCB app.
For all information about international train traffic, we advise you to visit the SNCB International site.
The 'Act on continuity of service for rail passenger transport in case of strike' requires essential staff members to report whether they are on strike or not at least 72 hours before the start of the strike. The alternative transport plan (minimum service) is drawn up based on the number of non-striking staff members.
For technical and logistical reasons, this transport plan will be worked out during 48 hours and then loaded into our journey planner. We therefore ask you to check our journey planner (on this page) or the SNCB app regularly from the evening before your departure.
For more information about international train traffic, we advise you to visit the SNCB International site.
In the public sector, the 'Act on the continuity of rail passenger transport services in the event of strike' imposes certain conditions to enable the planning of an alternative transport plan:
  • The strike request must be made at least 8 working days before the start of the strike.
  • Essential staff members have to notify their final intention to participate or not at least 72 hours before the start of the strike day.
  • Depending on staff availability, an alternative transport plan may be drawn up and communicated to travellers 24 hours in advance.
More info:
ejustice.just.fgov.be
mobilit.belgium.be
To find out, we advise you to regularly check our journey planner (on this page) or the SNCB app from the evening before your departure.
For all information about international train traffic, please visit the SNCB International website.

When one or more trade union organisations submit a strike request, the legal department of the railways, HR Rail, checks whether the request is acceptable or not. As soon as they have approved the request, we will inform you, including on this page. We do this at least five days before the start of the strike.

Not necessarily. There will be no strike of the railway staff when there is no strike request at least 8 working days in advance, approved by HR Rail. In that case we will give you at least five days notice, including on this page.