Belgium hit by rail strike, European services cut

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Posted: Oct 18, 2010 7:18 AM
Belgium hit by rail strike, European services cut

A rail strike across Belgium has caused widespread disruption to services to France, Netherlands and Germany.

The 24-hour strike has also cut Eurostar services between London and Brussels on Monday. Eurostar says passengers can use its buses to get from Brussels to Lille in northern France, and board the train to London from there.

The strike action by unions is over changes to the national railway's cargo division. All train stations are closed across Belgium Monday, with services on Tuesday also likely to suffer from knock-on delays.