Belgian railway line 50

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Belgian railway line 50
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Overview
Status Operational
Locale Belgium
Termini Brussels-North railway station
Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station
Operation
Opening 1837-1856
Operator(s) National Railway Company of Belgium
Technical
Line length 56 km (35 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 50 is a railway line in Belgium connecting Brussels to Ghent. The first section between Gent and Schellebelle was finished in 1837, offering a connection to Brussels through Dendermonde and Mechelen. The section between Schellebelle and Brussels was completed May 1, 1856.[1]

A section between Gent and Oostende was completed in 1838 and is named line 50A. Between 1923 and 1933, the line 50A was extended to Brussels, which provides a fast connection between Brussels and Gent.[2]

The following stations are located on this line:

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