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One month of rail works to affect Brussels-Midi trains
Rail passengers who travel through Brussels-Midi station have been warned to expect possible changes and disruption to their journey for a month because of important engineering works.
From 14 October to 11 November, rail infrastructure firm Infrabel will be replacing 65 signals and 170 sets of points just south of Midi station, in order to increase capacity along Brussels' busy north-south rail link.
The biggest disruption will be on two consecutive long weekends - 1-3 and 9-11 November - when buses will replace trains between Brussels-Midi and Halle. Eurostar services are cancelled on these dates, while Thalys and ICE international trains will be diverted via Brussels West station.
Some weekday commuter trains are also affected during the month-long works. The SNCB said 85% of trains would run as normal through Brussels. Others will be diverted via Jette, Brussels-West, Schuman or Mérode, and 12 rush-hour 'P' trains per day will be cancelled altogether.
Passengers whose trains are diverted or cancelled will be able to apply online for a free pass allowing them to use the Stib network to complete their journey. Services are due to return to normal on 12 November.