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WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

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WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

Dear travelers,

This afternoon it has been decided that there will be a national 24 hour train strike on Wednesday 3 October 2012.

There will be no trains between Tuesday 2 October 22h00 and Wednesday 3 October 22h00.

Keep this in mind while traveling around Belgium at the beginning of next week. In some cases alternative means of transportation are possible:

- Bruges to London: Eurolines bus

- Bruges to Amsterdam: Eurolines bus

http://www.eurolines.be/

Make your booking in advance, as there is no Eurolines office in Bruges.

Standard taxi fares:

- Bruges to Brussels-National-Airport (aka Zaventem), or the other way around: 200 euro

- Bruges to Brussels-South-Charleroi-Airport (aka Charleroi), or the other way around: 250 euro

Strikes mean big business for taxi drivers, so I don't know if they respect standard fares on such a day.

You're welcome to print the following document (in Dutch) listing the official 2012 fares for Bruges taxi drivers and present it to your taxi driver:

brugge.be/internet/nl/content/files/lokaleec…

Kind regards,

Sabrina

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1. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

FYI: there are no international high speed trains (like Eurostar or Thalys) either.

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2. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

I know the date on this is past, but since we're planning on traveling in Belgium next year I thought I would ask...

if there is a national train strike like this, would a train that goes through Belgium be affected, like Paris to Amsterdam?

Thanks.

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4. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

Yes.

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5. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

Hi, i was affected by the strike and our traveling plans were delayed for a day. I am trying to claim travel insurance, but they told me i had to provide a letter from the rail company stating that there was a delay due to a strike. I wrote to SNCB but got no response. Anyone happens to have a copy of the letter (for the same reason), or knows how I can get one?

Appreciate if some kind soul can help me out...

Thanks in advance.

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6. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

have you tried ?

belgianrail.be/en/…comments-complaints.aspx

contact form

and/or

Ombudsman for travelers.

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7. Re: WARNING: national train STRIKE on 3 October

train strike again ?

The socialist trades unions are considering a strike on Monday 29 and/or Tuesday 30 October !

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