Trip to Belgium - July 2001

This trip had several purposes: (i) generally checking on the routing of trains at complex stations such as Antwerpen-Berchem; (ii) travelling over a couple of lines never or not recently visited; (iii) a weekend away for my mother.

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Place Arrive Depart Train Traction details & notes

Saturday 21st July 2001

Tame Bridge Parkway   07:59 CT DMU 150 103
Birmingham New Street 08:20 08:45 VT 87 016P
London Euston 10:37 arr 9 late
Euston 10:58 LUL EMU Northern Line
Waterloo 11:11
London Waterloo International 12:27 9132 SNCB Eurostar 3101+3102 via normal route
Bruxelles Midi 16:10 16:16 IR4216 SNCB EMU 336
Bruxelles Central 16:19
Bruxelles Central 17:04 IR3614 SNCB EMU 401 + 346
Bruxelles Nord 17:09 17:36 IC1516 SNCB EMU 567 + 549 + 537 + 533
Leuven 18:01 18:33 IC540 SNCB EL 1345 dep 6 late
Bruxelles Central 19:03 arr 6 late
New passenger track today: none.
Overnight at Hotel la Madeleine (5 minutes walk from Bruxelles Central, near Grand Place) (two nights)

Sunday 22nd July 2001

Bruxelles Central 08:40 IC2108 SNCB EMU 522 + 503
Ottignies 09:13 09:21 L6458 SNCB EMU 925 + 946
Louvain-la-Neuve-Université 09:27 09:33 L6480 SNCB EMU 946 + 925
Leuven 10:28 (platform D, not via diveunder)
Leuven 10:40 IR2610 SNCB EMU 379 + 421
* Mechelen (reverse) 11:01 11:07 SNCB EMU 421
Antwerpen-Berchem 11:23 12:07 IR3432 SNCB EMU 330
Antwerpen-Centraal 12:10 14:38 IC1836 SNCB EL 1306
Brugge 15:55 17:59 IC517 SNCB EL 1345P dep 8 late
Bruxelles Central 18:55 arr 10 late
Bruxelles Midi 21:52 IC520 SNCB EL 1344P
Bruxelles Central 21:55
New passenger track today: none.
Overnight at Hotel la Madeleine.

Monday 23rd July 2001

Bruxelles Central 08:26 IR3907 SNCB EMU 822 + 836
Etterbeek 08:45 08:51 L3579 SNCB EMU 902
Halle 09:12 09:18 IR3729 SNCB EMU 430 + 362 + 337 + 435
Mons 09:53 10:02 IR3809 SNCB EMU 259
Saint Ghislain 10:13 10:47 IR3831 SNCB EMU 237
Charleroi Sud 11:38 12:07 IC2012 SNCB EMU 458 + 479 dep 8 late
Bruxelles Midi 12:50 '1' arr 5 late
Bruxelles Midi 14:56 9141 SNCF Eurostar 3220 + 3219
London Waterloo International 16:39
Waterloo East 17:06 CSE EMU 465 237 + ? + ? Waterloo LUL security alert
Charing Cross 17:10 17:20 LUL EMU Northern Line
Leicester Square 17:21 17:22 LUL EMU Piccadilly Line
Kings Cross 17:23
London Euston 19:15 VT EL 90012 via Line D then fast line
Birmingham New Street 20:54 21:23 CT 150 102
Tame Bridge Parkway 21:51
New passenger track today: Etterbeek - Halle

Tickets used: Tame Bridge - London: Virgin Saver; London - Bruxelles: Eurostar 14-day Leisure ticket; within Belgium: 3-day Euro Domino (for convenience and flexibility).

Copyright © 2001, 2011 Paul Steane.

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