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Topic: Belgium

M7 double-decker train of NMBS, source: Bombardier Transportation

NMBS moves forward with energy efficiency

Investments in new, energy-efficient, rolling stock and more effective use of the trains are the key measures for the Belgian passenger rail operator NMBS/SNCB in energy saving. The company also intends to renovate the country’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Level crossing in Belgium, source: Infrabel

Infrabel installs cameras at level crossings

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel has started to install video cameras at level crossings. This measure allows the company to provide more safety on tracks and more punctuality for train traffic. Infrabel plans to equip...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
De Lijn Urbos tram for Antwerpen, source: De Lijn

CAF to deliver 23 Urbos trams to Antwerp

Flemish transport company De Lijn has called the third batch of Urbos 100 trams. The operator has ordered 23 low-floor vehicles for its Antwerp service within the 2017 deal. The deal is worth 44 million...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Infrabel provides electrification on Limburg railway, source: Infrabel

Infrabel electrifies railway lines in Limburg

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel has started electrifying the Mol-Hasselt line in the Flemish province of Limburg. The company is also electrifying the Mol-Hamont railway towards the Dutch border. These projects will improve passenger services...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Tram in Brussels, source: Wikipedia

Brussels will build two new tram lines

The government of the Brussels-Capital Region has approved a decision to construct two new tram lines in the city. The new routes could be launched in five-six years. The proposal was offered by the region’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coast tram in Belgium, source: Wikipedia

Flanders invests in upgrade tram infrastructure

The government of Belgium’s Flemish region will provide 295 million Euros to public transport operator De Lijn for upgrading its tramway infrastructure. This record amount will be allocated to the government-owned company in a five-year...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Workplace Hasselt NMBS

NMBS updates Hasselt workshops

The Belgian operator NMBS officially opened a new servicing shed in the renewed traction workshop in the Belgian city of Hasselt on Monday. This is part of an extension of the traction workshop, where trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof

RailTech Europe 2017 – Day Three review

The third and final day of RailTech Europe 2017 was based on Predictive Maintenance of Rail Infrastructure, and its increasing importance in delivering efficient working practices, cost savings and enhanced safety. Launching proceedings was Marc Antoni,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Technological change in the control box

Why the Antwerp metro is more punctual with the Pilz automation system PSS 4000 As railway control systems get older, failures and breakdowns start to accumulate. The industry-proven SIL 4-capable automation system PSS 4000 is replacing...Read more
|Comment|author: Rob Vos