Antwerp–Lage Zwaluwe railway

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Antwerp–Lage Zwaluwe railway
Benelux in Kapellen.jpg
A Benelux train at Kapellen in 2011
Status Operational
Locale Netherlands and Belgium
Termini Antwerpen-Centraal railway station
Lage Zwaluwe railway station
Opened 1854-1876
Operator(s) National Railway Company of Belgium,
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line length 64 km (40 mi)
Number of tracks double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

3 kV DC (Antwerpen–Essen)

1.5 kV DC (Essen–Lage Zwaluwe)
Route map


The Antwerp–Lage Zwaluwe railway (railway line 12 in the Belgian numbering plan) is an important international railway line running from Antwerp in Belgium to Lage Zwaluwe in the Netherlands. The line was opened between 1854 and 1876. The opening of the high speed lines HSL 4 and HSL-Zuid in 2009 has decreased its importance for international passenger traffic.


The main interchange stations on the Antwerp–Lage Zwaluwe railway are: