Rail freight operator, Lineas, is doubling its freight capacity from 2,600 to 5,300 containers a week, in a bid to remove traffic from the road and keep the rail freight industry moving.
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As technologies evolve and develop, the potential applications across the rail industry broaden. Tara Nolan, Global Railway Review’s Junior Editor, spoke to Mathias Vanden Auweele, Project Lead at Infrabel, regarding how this is affecting the management of Belgium’s rail infrastructure.
Infrabel completed a disaster scenario – simulating 29 injuries – to test the infrastructure in place and mark the end of four years of work that modernised and improved safety procedures.
British Steel wins contract in Belgium, following a recent two-year contract extension with Network Rail in which it will deliver a further 4,000km of rail.
Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, is working hard on smarter maintenance and digitalising its rail infrastructure to ensure rail traffic in Belgium becomes even safer and of higher quality. For Global Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste, Director-General Asset Management, overviews the challenges and benefits of this gigantic transformation.
Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure manager, is currently engaged in digitalising its railway network for the benefit of its customers, workforce, and all citizens. Exclusively for Global Railway Review, CEO of Infrabel Luc Lallemand considers the challenges, advantages and milestones of this ground-breaking strategic transformation.
Infrabel – the Belgian railway infrastructure manager – takes both preventive measures and carries out real-time intervention to prepare the Belgian railway network and to keep it running smoothly through the autumn and winter. In this article for European Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau,…
2 November 2016 | By Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau, Director of Traffic Management and Services, Infrabel
In the forthcoming issue of Global Railway Review – Issue 6, 2016 – we have the pleasure of publishing an article from Infrabel. Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau, Director of Traffic Management and Services, will divulge the myriad ways they work to ensure the smooth running…
Over the past six months, Belgian railway infrastructure manager Infrabel has achieved two ETCS-related milestones – commissioning the longest ETCS railway line on the conventional rail network in Europe and jointly hosting the 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference. In an interview with European Railway Review, Infrabel CEO Luc Lallemand takes…
25 May 2016 | By François Bellot, Federal Minister for Mobility and Transport, Belgium
Belgium, situated at the heart of the European Union, possessing a very developed economic sector of logistics, is abundantly conscious of the challenges – present and future – of the transport sector. We are often pointed at as Belgium still resides in the top ranks of most congested roads in…
25 May 2016 | By Dirk Demuynck
In early-2016 Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure manager, commissioned two new tracks as part of the strategic linkup between Brussels and Denderleeuw. For Global Railway Review, Dirk Demuynck, Director of Build, looks back at the main achievements and challenges of this infrastructure project regarding the railway network and Belgium as…