ETCS is now live along the entire length of the Antwerp-Athus railway.
Just before Christmas, Infrabel activated ETCS on the final section of the 429-kilometre route in Antwerp and Ottignies, completing what Infrabel believes to be the longest conventional ETCS railway in Europe.
By the end of 2022, Infrabel plans to have invested €130 million installing ETCS across the entire Belgian rail network.
Currently more than 1,200 kilometres of main line railway, around 20 per cent of the network, has been equipped with the in-cab signalling system.
The final sections to go live were Antwerp North to Mortsel and Ottignies to Namur (via Fleurus).
The milestone also marked the completion of Belgium’s portion of ERTMS Corridor C, which extends south of Athus to Basel and Lyon.