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Liefkenshoek Rail Link - Articles and news items

The Liefkenshoek Rail Link – a true passage to Europe

Issue 1 2015 / 13 February 2015 /

Infrabel, the rail infrastructure manager for the Belgian railway network, opened the new Liefkenshoek Rail Link to freight operators on Sunday 14 December 2014. In an interview with European Railway Review, Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, looked back one more time at the milestones in this rail link project that is strategic for freight traffic, the Port of Antwerp and the Belgian economy…

Official opening of the Liefkenshoek rail link

Rail industry news / 10 December 2014 /

At 18.05 on 9th December 2014, the new Liefkenshoek rail link was officially opened in the presence of several Ministers, CEOs of the partners and many invited guests…

Infrabel tests new infrastructure for the Liefkenshoek Rail Link

Issue 5 2014 / 18 September 2014 /

Infrabel – the Belgian rail infrastructure manager – has been fully-engaged in testing the rail infrastructure for the Liefkenshoek Rail Link since spring 2014. Of critical importance in this are the ETCS and safety tests for the purpose of obtaining permission to officially open this new freight link in the Port of Antwerp in December 2014. For European Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste – Director-General of Asset Management at Infrabel – discusses the latest initiatives in this strategic railway project.

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.

Infrabel feverishly continues working on Liefkenshoek rail link

Issue 1 2010, Past issues / 28 January 2010 /

Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure manager, is busy working on building a direct rail link between the Left and the Right Bank in the Port of Antwerp: the Liefkenshoek rail link. In mid-January 2010, the project company LOCORAIL NV started boring the first of two tunnel shafts. In a conversation with European Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste, Infrabel’s Director General of Access to the Network, explains this spectacular work, the safety aspects and the importance of this prestigious project for Infrabel and the Port of Antwerp.

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.