Belgian railway line 37

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Belgian railway line 37
Belgian Railway Line 37.png
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleBelgium, Germany
TerminiLiège-Guillemins
Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Operation
Opened1842-1843
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
Technical
Line length54 km (34 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrificationsince 1966 3 kV DC
Operating speed140 km (87 mi)
Route map

Belgian Railway Line 37.png

Line from Brussels
from Tongeren
0.0 Liège-Guillemins
Line to Namur
River Meuse
to Seraing
Line to Maastricht
2.9 Angleur
to Marloie and Luxembourg
4.1 Chênée
HSL 3 to Aachen
11.2 Trooz
14.0 Fraipont
15.5 Nessonvaux
from Spa
20.5 Pepinster
24.9 Verviers-Central
25.6 Verviers-Palais
31.7 Dolhain-Gileppe
HSL 3 AachenLiège
freight line from Montzen
38.1 Welkenraedt
to Eupen
HSL 3 from Liège
44.5 Hergenrath
47.4
77.0
Border Belgium / Germany
Line from Mönchengladbach
70.2 Aachen Hbf
Line to Cologne

The Belgian railway line 37 is a railway line in Belgium connecting Liège to Aachen in Germany. Completed in 1843, the line runs 47.4 km in Belgium.[2] and another 6.8 km in Germany. It is the first and oldest crossborder Railwayline worldwide. Since 2009, high speed trains running between Brussels and Aachen use the HSL 3 instead of the line 37 between Chênée and Hergenrath.

Stations[edit]

The main interchange stations on line 37 are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical network map" (PDF). Infrabel. 9 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Ligne 37: Liège-Guillemins - Hergenrath - (D)". BelRail.be. 10 August 2007.