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Old December 11th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #141
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Brussels interregional tram lines approved



11 Dec 2013

BELGIUM: The Flemish government has approved plans to build three tram lines linking Brussels with towns beyond the city boundaries. The project has a budget of €500m, although permission to start work has not yet been granted. The lines could open as soon as 2020, with De Lijn the most likely operator.

The three routes, branded Brabantnet, would have a combined length of 60 km, of which 15 km would make use of existing tram lines in Brussels.

One route would run from Brussels Nord to Willebroek via Tours & Taxis and Bockstael, following the route of the A12 motorway, with an end-to-end journey time of 30 min. The second route would link Brussels Nord with Brussels Airport via Schaarbeek and Haren, with a journey time of 25 min. The third route would run alongside the Brussels Orbital Road around the north of the city to link the airport with Jette via Vilvoorde; the end-to-end journey on the route would take 40 min.

‘A transregional tram network is a win-win situation’, said Brussels transport minister Brigitte Grouwels. ‘This project will demonstrate the value of good interregional co-operation.’

Other projects in the Brabantnet package to be developed over the longer term could include northern extensions from Willebroek to Boom and Bornem, and a western line from Brussels to Ninove, but plans for an eastern orbital route from Haacht to Tervuren via the airport have been dropped.
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Old December 11th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #142
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Old December 11th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #143
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This was the initial idea. Only 3 lines were approved: Brussels-Willebroek, Brussels-Brussels airport and Jette-Brussels airport (ring line)

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Old December 12th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #144
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This was the initial idea. Only 3 lines were approved: Brussels-Willebroek, Brussels-Brussels airport and Jette-Brussels airport (ring line)

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Old February 13th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #145
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TEN-T funding approved for Brussels link works
13 Feb 2014







BELGIUM: The European Union's Innovation & Networks Executive Agency announced on February 12 that it had approved a grant of €34m to support railway development works in Brussels, under the 2012 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call.

Allocated to the so-called EuroCap route linking Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, which forms TEN-T Priority Project 28, the EU funding will support the development of the Schuman rail hub serving the European district in the east of the capital and a direct rail link from there to Brussels Airport, as well as upgrading work between Watermael and Etterbeek as part of the Brussels RER network.

On January 27, Infrabel President Luc Lallemand and his new SNCB counterpart Jo Cornu had marked the start of tracklaying in the Schuman - Josaphat link, which will connect the EuroCap Line 161 with the orbital Line 26 through Haren to the airport. Services on Line 26 were suspended between Etterbeek and Vilvoorde for 10 days to facilitate upgrading work and installation of the new junction.

The 1 250 m long connecting tunnel has taken three and a half years to construct, passing under the European quarter and punching through the metro Line 1 station tunnel at Schuman to create a new interchange facility. The link is being built by the Beliris joint venture between the Belgian state and the Brussels region, with Infrabel's TUC Rail subsidiary acting as engineer.

RER services over the new connection are expected to begin running in December 2015. There will be through trains from Schuman to Antwerpen, Mechelen, Leuven and Liège, as well as the airport.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #146
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Old June 24th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #147
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Old June 24th, 2014, 12:48 PM   #148
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Old June 24th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #149
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Old July 7th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #150
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This was the initial idea. Only 3 lines were approved: Brussels-Willebroek, Brussels-Brussels airport and Jette-Brussels airport (ring line)

Are there any realistic ideas to connect the Willebroek to the tram system in Antwerpen?

(I know that Antwerpen has 1000mm and Brussels 1435mm, but it's possible to build 4-rail sections as for example in Krefeld, Germany where the local trams use the narrow gauge 1000mm rails and the stadtbahn trams use the standard gauge 1435mm rails).
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Old July 11th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #151
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There are no such plans as such at this moment.

And I don't think anyone is going to take a tram from Antwerp to Brussels

There was an idea the have a lightrail between Antwerp and Mechelen using either the railroad Antwerp-Boom and then continuing as tram towards and through Mechelen. Maybe within a few hundred years they'll make such a connection between Antwerpen and Brussels
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Old August 21st, 2014, 01:13 AM   #152
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I know that people would probably take the train instead of the tram if they would travel between the central parts of Brussels and Antwerpen (or places near a train station), but it would probably anyway be a good idea to have an interurban tram to Antwerpen. Compare that you can take the train (via Brugge) if you want to go for example from de Panne to Knokke, but I guess that most people use the tram instead.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 11:59 AM   #153
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The coastal tram takes about three hours for the whole coast, so no one takes it all the way (even the driver is often changed halfway in Ostend). So, even though it usually requires 2 changes (at Lichtervelde and at Bruges), traveling from De Panne to Knokke is still better by train - requiring "only" half that time.
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 05:05 PM   #154
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 05:14 PM   #155
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Schuman station under the EU quarters is finally taking shape.

This was a metro station only but now has been upgraded to a metro/rail link with the new underground rail station suspended over the metro line. Complicated works because above the station there is also a highway tunnel and the Buldings of the EU comission above that.

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Ik ben zeer opgetogen over wat er achter een klein deeltje van de houten panelen tevoorschijn komt. Het ziet er veel lichter uit dan wat ik vreesde


Het station as such begint er ook goed uit te zien:
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Brussels receives final Bombardier Flexity
Tuesday, March 17, 2015



THE LAST of 220 Bombardier Flexity Outlook low-floor LRVs for Brussels Transport Authority (Stib) was officially handed over on March 17 in the presence of Brussels regional mobility minister Mr Pascal Smet Stib CEO Mr Brieuc de Meeûs

Stib placed an initial order for 46 vehicles in October 2003 and the authority exercised an option for 22 vehicles in September 2005, followed by a second option for 87 units in January 2008. In 2010 Stib placed a second order for 87 vehicles.

The Brussels Flexity fleet comprises 150 31.85m-long five-section T3000 vehicles, which accommodate up to 180 passengers, and 70 43.22m-long seven-section T4000s which have capacity for up to 252 passengers

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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #157
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Brussels launches north-south metro project
27 Mar 2015





BELGIUM: Detailed engineering design and development work is to get underway shortly for the construction of a third metro route through the centre of Brussels, following approval of the scheme by the Brussels Capital Region administration on March 26. The fully-automated Bordet – Albert Line is expected to open for revenue service in 2024.

Under the proposals agreed between the region, city transport operator STIB and the federal government’s investment fund for the capital, Beliris, the line would combine the existing north-south premetro tram tunnel between Brussels Nord and Albert via Brussels Midi with an extension at the northern end.

STIB and the Brussels Capital Region would be responsible for conversion of the premetro, which is primarily served by high-frequency tram routes 3 and 4. This cross-city tunnel includes interchanges with the existing metro lines 2 and 6 at Rogier and Midi, and with lines 1 and 5 at De Brouckère. While much of the premetro was built with a view to eventual conversion, a new alignment would be required to bypass a section of the city’s original shallow tram subway at Lemonnier, which dates from the 1950s

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Interesting!

I wounder what the tram network would look like once this is in operation?

Will the northern+central part of line 51 be joined up with the southern part of line 32?
Will line 7 be extended from Vanderkindere via Albert to Van Haelen, to replace line 3 and 4?
What will happen with Stalle (current southern terminus for line 4)?
Will the existing tracks Liedts - Bordet be retained and in use?

And perhaps most important - what will happen will the northern part of line 3?

Current track map:
carto.metro.free.fr/cartes/metro-tram-bruxelles/index.php

Current line map:
http://www.stib-mivb.be/irj/go/km/do.../index-nl.html
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Fully-automated means that the line will be operated by driverless trains?
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That's what it means yes
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