Belgian railway line 15

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Belgian railway line 15
A train at Geel station in 2009
System TBL1+
Status Operational
Locale Belgium
Termini Antwerpen-Berchem railway station
Hasselt railway station
Opened 1855-1925
Owner Infrabel
Operator(s) National Railway Company of Belgium
Line length 92 km (57 mi)
Number of tracks double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3 kV DC (Antwerp–Herentals)
and soon to be (from 2016) Herentals-Mol
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Route map


Line from Antwerpen-Centraal
42.8 Antwerpen-Berchem
Line to Ghent
freight line to Lier
Line to Brussels
39.8 Mortsel
freight line from Antwerpen-Berchem
to Hove
3.9 Boechout
from Kontich
9.3 Lier
to Aarschot
12.8 Kessel
16.3 Nijlen
21.9 Bouwel
24.1 Wolfstee
freight line
Albert Canal
28.0 Herentals
to Turnhout
34.0 Olen
40.1 Geel
49.3 Mol
Line to Weert
54.0 Balen
62.8 Leopoldsburg
74.6 Heusden
78.0 Zolder
from Genk
Albert Canal
to Aarschot
0.0 Hasselt
to Landen
to Liège

The Belgian railway line 15 is a railway line in Belgium connecting Antwerp with Hasselt. It was opened between 1855 and 1925. The total length of the line between the Drabstraat junction (between Berchem and Mortsel) and the Zonhoven junction (north of Hasselt) is 92.1 km.[1] Line 15 is not the shortest or fastest connection between Antwerp and Hasselt: the faster trains take the 14 km shorter route through Lier, Aarschot and Diest (lines 16 and 35).


The main interchange stations on line 15 are: