INFRABEL, Belgium

INFRABEL, Belgium

INFRABEL logo , Belgium
Infrabel train

Infrabel builds, operates and maintains the Belgian rail infrastructure. Its mission is to develop a safe and qualitative railway network for all the trains of tomorrow. Infrabel has set the goal of being one of the safest railway networks in Europe. So since 2009, the European Train Control System (ETCS) is being installed on the national railway network.

In 2010, Infrabel and SNCB launched an ambitious ETCS master plan, representing a total investment of no less than 3.8 billion euro (2 billion euro for the trackside). With this plan approved and financed by the Belgian government, the network will be equipped progressively with the European Train Control System (ETCS) till 2022. This Master Plan is based on ETCS1 Full Supervision, ETCS2 Full Supervision and ETCS1 Limited Supervision depending on the interlocking technologies  and the line types. At the end of 2017, more than 1400 kilometres of main lines were equipped with this technology.