Belgian railway line 25

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Belgian railway line 25
Spoorlijn25.png
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Belgium
Termini Brussels-North railway station
Antwerpen-Luchtbal railway station
Operation
Opening 1835-2007
Operator(s) National Railway Company of Belgium
Technical
Line length 48 km (30 mi)
No. of tracks double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3 kV DC
Route map

The Belgian railway line 25 is the oldest railway line in Belgium. It connects the main two cities in Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp. The section between Brussels and Mechelen was completed in on May 5, 1835 and was the first railroad in Belgium. On May 3, 1836, the second section (between Mechelen and Antwerp) was first opened. It was extended to Luchtbal in the north of Antwerp in 2007 in order to shorten the route from Amsterdam to Brussels. The total line runs 47.6 km.[1]

The line goes through the following stations:

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