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Luc Lallemand - Articles and news items

The Liefkenshoek Rail Link – part of a strategy for capacity

Issue 1 2014 / 12 February 2014 /

Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, is now busy with the final work on the track for the Liefkenshoek Rail Link. The works for this direct rail link between the left and right banks in the Port of Antwerp are well on schedule, and the new railway infrastructure will be commissioned in the latter part of 2014. For European Railway Review, Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, explains the most important milestones and challenges of this gigantic and strategic railway project for the Port of Antwerp.

The infrastructure managers and capacity allocation bodies put Rail Freight Corridor 2 on the tracks

Rail industry news / 21 March 2013 /

Rail Freight Corridor 2: a European rail transport route…

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

Issue 1 2013, Supplements / 25 February 2013 /

Crossrail’s signalling plans for best possible performance
What is in store for ERTMS in 2013? (Pio Guido Head of ERTMS Unit, European Railway Agency)
Railway telecommunications and traffic safety (José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group)

Signalling & Telecoms Supplement 2012 (free to view)

Issue 6 2012, Supplements / 28 November 2012 /

Infrabel installing ETCS step-by-step on Belgian railway network (Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel)
Railway telecommunications and traffic safety (José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group (ERIG))

CEOs of rail infrastructure companies in Europe agree that ERTMS deployment commitments must be respected

Rail industry news / 30 May 2012 /

In order for ERTMS to bring the desired value of interoperability…

Infrabel is putting the finishing touches to its Diabolo project

Issue 1 2012 / 6 February 2012 /

Infrabel, the manager of the Belgian railway infrastructure, is currently putting the finishing touches to Diabolo – the new direct rail link to and from Brussels Airport. With four months before the rail link goes into service, Luc Lallemand, Infrabel’s CEO, exclusively tells European Railway Review the most important achievements and strategic priorities of the prestigious Diabolo project.

Strategic railway link in the centre of Europe
Thanks to Diabolo, Brussels Airport will be directly connected with the major axes of the Belgian network and also with several European cities, via the international axes Frankfurt–Liège–Brussels–Paris and Amster – dam–Brussels–Paris.

After the completion of the Belgian highspeed network in 2009, which is now in service and which covers the Belgian territory from border to border (in the direction of France, Germany and the Netherlands and in the direction of Great Britain through the Eurotunnel) Belgium once again has strategically positioned itself at the centre of Europe.

Diabolo is an underground railway connection between the Brussels-National- Airport station (in the airport itself) and the new double railway line Schaerbeek–Mechelen (L25N) along the central reservation of the E19 motorway, which will also contribute to improving congestion to and from the capital.

Vice-President Siim Kallas discusses priorities for the future of rail with the CEOs of rail Infrastructure Managers

Rail industry news / 22 March 2011 /

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas today participated in a meeting of the CEOs of EIM…

Rail Infrastructure Managers welcome overhaul of European railway laws

Rail industry news / 17 September 2010 /

The heads of EIM welcome the far reaching revision of basic European railway regulation proposed today by the European Commission…

The Liefkenshoek rail connection PPP

Issue 1 2009, Past issues / 23 January 2009 /

Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, speaks about the challenges, strategy and Infrabel’s investment related to the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to extend the railway capacity towards the port of Antwerp and the construction of the Liefkenshoek rail connection.

Strong investments to improve Brussels Airport rail accessibility

Issue 1 2008, Past issues / 29 January 2008 /

Infrabel, the infrastructure manager of the Belgian railway network, has invested strongly in the extension of the railway capacity towards Brussels Airport. An important project in this respect is the construction of the Diabolo, which will be realised with private capital by the specifically set up project company, Northern Diabolo NV. In an interview with European Railway Review, Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, speaks about the challenges, strategy and Infrabel’s investment related to this Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Strong port investments to create efficient Intermodal links

Issue 5 2007, Past issues / 26 September 2007 /

Infrabel, the infrastructure manager of the Belgian railway network, is investing strongly in the extension of a competitive, suitable railway infrastructure in various Belgian ports. These extensions support the development of the ports and will improve intermodality between rail and water. In an interview with European Railway Review, Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, speaks about the challenges, strategy and Infrabel’s port investments.

On track for greater mobility

Issue 1 2007, Past issues / 6 February 2007 /

Every day, approximately 360,000 commuters travel into and out of Brussels and a further 50,000 or so are forecast to join their ranks by 2008. Against this background of increasing commuter numbers, and as road networks become increasingly congested, the Réseau Express Régional is undoubtedly the best solution for ensuring long-term mobility in and around Europe’s capital. European Railway Review met with Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, for an open talk about the RER project, the challenges and the investments.

 

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