This summer an increasing number of holidaymakers are taking the train

While Zaventem airport is set to be packed this weekend due to it being the start of the summer holidays, many train stations across Belgium are also going to be rather busy.

Because of consumers’ concerns over the potential impact of air travel on the environment, many holidaymakers are opting to take the train to go abroad this year.



In response to this consumer demand, SNCB is offering an increased number of trains heading for the Belgian coast this summer, and will also be providing better access via rail to summer festivals across Belgium and major events such as the Tour de France. Moreover, the Interrail pass, which allows you to travel by train throughout Europe, is proving to be an even greater success than usual this year.

To find out more about SNCB’s full range of services during the holidays, please visit its official website.

In other news, the “Back on track” collective wants to restore night trains and thus enable passengers to enjoy this more environmentally-friendly means of long-distance travel. A petition has already gained more than 8,000 signatures, and the collective hopes to push this initiative all the way to the European level.