1. 1. The compositions from 2009

    BeLuxTrains aims to become a website where a maximum of compositions are gathered and must so have a simple way to access to the informations, it contains. A searching system was so implemented to select the compositions following a few criteria. For the moment, this searching system is only available for the compositions from 2009.

    1. 1.1 Which are the searching criteria ?

      A train can be searched following 5 different ways: the number, the station, the category, the railway company and the rolling stock.

      1. 1.1.1 Searching a train by number

        This search is proceeded by filling the adequate field with the train number. The running period and days can then be chosen in the corresponding scrolling menus. If the train exists, the result of the request will show the link to the train file. If it doesn't exist, an error message will appear and you will be invited to try another time.


      2. 1.1.2 Searching a train by station

        This request is proceeded by choosing a station in the scrolling menu. The running period and days can then be chosen in the corresponding scrolling menus. The result will show all trains that have this station as starting, ending or passing station.


      3. 1.1.3 Searching a train by category

        This search is made by choosing a train category in the menu. The running period and days can then be chosen in the corresponding scrolling menus. The result will show all trains of this category.


      4. 1.1.4 Searching a train by railway company

        This search can be made by choosing a company in the menu. The running period and days can then be chosen in the corresponding scrolling menus. The result will show all trains ensured totally or partially by this company.


      5. 1.1.5 Searching a train by rolling stock

        This search is made by choosing a rolling stock in the menu. The running period and days can then be chosen in the corresponding scrolling menus. The result will show all trains ensured with this stock.


    2. 1.2 Which informartions are shown on each train file ?

      On each train file, you will access to the following informations:
      • The train category
      • The train number
      • The year(s) of running
      • The days of running
      • The trip with the intermediate stops
      • The vehicle order (from the head of the train to the end)
      • The vehicle type
      • The comments (if necessary)

      Informations like the starting or arriving hours, the route, etc are based on those, you can find in the official timetables of each railway company. If one of these datas is adapted during a half-year, it will not be taken in consideration before the next timetable change (june or december).


    3. 1.3 Which informations are not shown on the website ?

      You'll not find any information about actual complete timetables or train delays. These informations are available on the SNCB/NMBS, Infrabel or CFL websites (see links).


    4. 1.4 Which train categories can be found on the website ?

      All train categories are listed here and not only those ones who depend from the national companies (Thalys and Eurostar for example). Here you have an overview:

      • EC = EuroCity: fast international train that links together European cities. These trains have theorically defined comfort and on-board services criteria.
      • INT = INTernational: international train.
      • IC = InterCity: fast train that links together important cities.
      • ICT = InterCity Touristique: special train that runs only during touristic season (Belgium).
      • IR = InterRegional: train that connects important and less important cities.
      • L = Local: train servicing all stations on a relation (Belgium).
      • RE/RB = RegionalExpress/RegioBahn: train servicing almost all (RE) or all (RB) stations on a relation (Luxemburg).
      • CR = CityRail: similar train to a "L" train, but is only running around Brussels as "first regional express service" (Belgium).
      • P = Peak: train that only runs during week peak hours (typically 6h - 9h et 16h - 19h) or that ensures particular services during the weekend (Belgium).
      • EST = Eurostar: high speed train linking Brussels to London through the Channel (Belgium).
      • TGV = Train à Grande Vitesse: high speed train linking Brussels or Luxemburg to France.
      • THA = Thalys: high speed train linking Brussels to Paris (Belgium).
      • ICE = InterCityExpress: high speed train linking Brussels to Germany (Belgium).


    5. 1.5 Are the informations totally accurate ?

      Because I didn't have for the moment the help of the SNCB/NMBS and the CFL to propose an absolutely reliable information, I decided to build this website as a platform, which is dedicated to its users. The collected informations are so the result of my observations or the observations of the website users. A reliability grade is attributed to each composition following its observation frequency and the observators number. I'm so calling you to complete continuously this site. To submit a composition that you observed or to confirm a composition that other users observed, just click on the link "Submit a composition" in the left menu. Do the same if you realize that a train is missing.

      The accuracy of the compositions which are collected on this website are graded like this:

      = the composition is unknown.

      = the composition is supposed (so it is not confirmed by any observation).

      = the composition has been observed once by only one person.

      = the composition has been observed once by at least two persons or has been observed more than once by a same person.

      = the composition has been observed every day by at least one person or is testified by official documents.



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