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Belgium National Strike - December 15, 2014

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Hello fellow fodorites.

My son and his wife are booked on a one-way Eurostar trip from London to Brussels on December 15 this year. They have been notified now that there is a national strike planned for Belgium on that date and that train services will likely only be from London to Lille on the Belgium Route for that day.

Their visit to Belgium is the 2nd stop of a 7-week 1st time holiday to Europe from Australia, and all of their accommodation has been pre-booked (and mostly paid for).

Our question is: is it feasible to take the train to Lille and then find some way to get to Brussels on that day. They have booked and paid for accommodation in Brussels for 3 nights and plan a day trip to Bruges so really cannot afford to spend less time there if possible.

Can they expect to find a solution for getting from Lille to Brussels? Are there buses still running? Would a private driver be too expensive etc.

We look forward to hearing from anyone who can help with this dilemma.

Regards,

Steve

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