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Belgian transport strike on Friday 7 October: no Thalys/Eurostar services to/from Belgium

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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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Belgian transport strike on Friday 7 October: no Thalys/Eurostar services to/from Belgium

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Due to a national transport strike, no Eurostar or Thalys trains will be running to/from Belgium as from 9p.m. BST tonight (Thursday 6th october) and all day tomorrow (Friday 7th October).

The Eurostar website has more information here:
http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisur...isruptions.jsp

Major disruption is also to be expected on the Belgian national rail service and on public transport.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:55 AM
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I read that Zaventem Airport in Brussels could be affected by the national strike too. There were major delays there this morning, but that was due to heavy fog.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 01:29 PM
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Yes, it appears that some flights are likely to be cancelled.

I've just read that Charleroi airport will be closed too, which means all Ryanair (among others) flights to/from the country will be cancelled too.

So glad I don't have any travel plans for this weekend!
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Oct 6th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Yes, all Ryanair flights are cancelled. People that have flights to and from Charleroi on the 7th of October can freely rebook their flights. Check the Ryanair site for more info.

All trains, and most of trams and busses will be on strike as well.
Also post offices, banks, public schools, etc. will be seriously affected.
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Oct 7th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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I heard on the news that one tram ran. I wonder which one it was??
Fortunately, we are off in Germany so we missed the Belgian snafu However, we do have to deal with a LOT of construction on the autobahn and related traffic jams.
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Oct 7th, 2005, 02:21 PM
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I've been amazed at how civilised Brussels seems today, all things considered ... (I'm used to French general strikes you know )
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