Passsenger services in Belgium increased by 8% with the start of the summer timetable on May 24. Introduction of I11 loco-hauled coaches and AM96 EMUs has allowed SNCB to restructure several inter-city and inter-regional routes.
Dual-system AM96 units have expanded cross-border routes from Lille, with regular-interval services to Oostende, Antwerpen and Liège. Another 54 stations gain regular through services to and from Brussels, including stations along the Charleroi - Namur - Liège axis. o