With exceptional May weather this weekend, NMBS / SNCB is operating 26 short-notice additional services this, offering 10,000 additional seats. Those from outside Belgium might be surprised (in a positive or critical fashion) at the ability of an operator nowadays to achieve this. 6 more words
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Ten years ago, B Cargo, the freight division of SNCB / NMBS was in a similar financial situation to that of SNCF Fret. In an interview, the man who was appointed to turn it round, Geert Pauwels, describes the changes that took place. 212 more words
Unlike in France, there has been little comment in the press about the impending requirement for access to Belgium’s rail network to be liberalised.
In an interview with l’Echo, François Bellot, Belgium’s transport minister has stated his wish to make an 10-year direct award for a national PSO management contract to SNCB / NMBS in 2023, apparently without competition for the market. 55 more words
A few months after abandoning a long, expensive project to introduce a new SNCB/NMBS station dispatch process based upon GSM-R radio, a more basic arrangement will be introduced in June. 75 more words
Today, February 27th, sees a national strike on the Belgian rail network. Last November, a law was passed obliging Infrabel, SNCB/NMBS and unions to provide a minimum service during strikes but it is not yet in operation. 38 more words