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New Belgian train departure process to improve safety

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


Punten voor de treinbegeleider

Gisteren op het treintje van Brussel naar Aalter kwam de treinbegeleider af om ons vervoerbewijs te controleren. Maar we kwamen net aan in Aalter dus velen van ons stappen daar af. 117 more words


Belgian 'minimum service' law for rail strikes not yet in operation

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


Belgian rail workers complain of a "dictatorship"

Belgian TV channel has interviewed anonymously a number of employees of SNCB/NMBS and Infrabel,  reporting a high level of dissatisfaction with the management cultures.   Staff report that they are not allowed to express their dissatisfaction with organisations that are slow to change and technologically-obsolete. 55 more words


Changes in board of SNCB / NMBS

L’Echo reports on changes to the membership of the board of SNCB / NMBS.  The details are a reminder of the fact that such posts are very much political appointments in Belgium. 7 more words


Belgian rail network labelled as not PRM-friendly

Passengers with reduced moblity complain that the Belgian rail network makes it impossible to travel independently.  It is forbidden for a wheelchair user to board a train unassisted yet train guards are not allowed to operate the ramp to assist him or her.  32 more words


Brussels RER makes slow progress

Upgrading works on Line 124 linking Brussels with Nivelles, part of the the future RER, will not be completed until 2031, even though the civils work for additional tracks has been completed.  57 more words