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24 hour general strikes

From the Eurostar webpage:

National Strike Belgium

08 + 15 December 2014 - No Eurostar services operating to and from Brussels

Due to a National Strike in Belgium on the 8th + 15th December 2014, Eurostar services on the Brussels route will only be able to operate to and from Lille Europe on that day.

Due to the scale of the strike we expect no trains or other public transport to run in Belgium. Eurostar are unable to provide any alternative method of transport between Brussels and Lille and we strongly advise our passengers not to travel on these dates.

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Thanks Nigel for the info. According the latest news on Belgian television the National Strike will affect national and international train travel seriously, so affect Thalys, ICE trains etc. The strike of 8 December is much focused on Brussels, expect no bus and metro services, or at least very limited. Also expected that about 40% of the flights (European as long distance) to and from Brussels National Airport will be canceled, very serious disruption though.