Border Crossings: Belgium - Netherlands

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(Gent -) Zelzate NMBS - Sas van Gent NS (- Terneuzen)

[D] Freight only. This is the sole surviving rail connection into the Dutch province of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and can only be reached via Belgium.

(Sint-Niklaas -) De Klinge NMBS - Hulst NS (- Terneuzen)

Line closed. The line was closed to passengers in 1952 and to cross-border freight in July 1968. The remaining section on the Belgian side closed to freight in October 1975.

(Antwerpen -) Essen NMBS - Roosendaal NS

[E*] The voltage change point is just south of Roosendaal. SNCB standard electric multiple-units work local services to Roosendaal, operating at reduced power under the NS 1500V dc catenary.

(Antwerpen -) Noorderkempen NMBS - Hazeldonk Breda NS (- Breda / Rotterdam Centraal) NS

[E] This high-speed line is used by Thalys trains to and from France, and Eurostar trains to and from London, directly to Rotterdam. Intercity services between Brussel/Bruxelles/Brussels and Amsterdam run via a reversal at Breda.

(Neerpelt -) Hamont NMBS - Budel NS (- Weert)

[D] There is irregular freight traffic from Neerpelt to Weert as of January 2018. On 10 October 2017, the coalition government agreed plans to reopen Weert - Hamont, with co-financing from regional authorities, following the reopening of Neerpelt - Hamont by SNCB.

(Liège -) Visé SNCB - Eijsden NS (- Maastricht)

[E*] The voltage change point is at Maastricht Randwijck. SNCB standard electric multiple-units work to Maastricht, operating at reduced power under the NS 1500 V dc catenary. Locomotive-hauled passenger trains are usually worked by SNCB dual-voltage electric locomotives.

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