The NMBS (Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen) or SNCB (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges, not to be confused with SNCF) is the Belgian national railway company. It was created in 1926.

In 2001 the NMBS/SNCB carried 160 million passengers a total of 8000 million kilometres over a network of 3454 kilometres (2701 km of which are electrified). Most electrified Belgian lines use a 3000 Volts DC overhead power supply, but the high speed-lines (Lille - Brussels, and the new high speed lines to the Netherlands) are electrified at 25000 Volts AC.

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  • (note that the travel planner, when applied to a foreign country, e.g. the Netherlands, may recommend odd detours, due to the selection of train services in the database)
  • timetables: [1]
  • List of train stations: [1] and w:nl:Lijst van NMBS-stations\n