Wednesday, 23 March 2016 - 07:53
International trains resume service to Belgium
The trains traveling between the Netherlands and Belgium are running again as usual on Wednesday, NS announced. The first two trains two the Netherlands' southern neighbors - a Thalys and an Intercity - already departed. Travelers whose trains to Belgium was cancelled on Tuesday due to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, can rebook free of charge up until March 28th. Union FNV Spoor questioned NS' decision to restart trains to Brussels against on Wednesday, according to newspaper AD. In a letter to the railway they raised concerns about safety on the route between Roosdendaal and Antwerp after the bombings in Brussels. The personnel working on those trains are frightened and upset, according to the union. Nevertheless NS decided to continue on the usual schedule on Wednesday. According to the rail company, no staff did not show up for work. Travelers are advised to keep an eye on the schedules shortly before departure, however.