The extra funds will be split between the state of Flanders (€41.4m), the state of Wallonia (€27.6m), and the Brussels region (€6m).

In Flanders, the funds will support modernisation of the Brussels - Oostende and De Pinte - Ronse lines as well as station accessibility improvements.

In Wallonia, the funds will support clearing a maintenance backlog between Bomal and Marloie, and between Cuesmes and Quévy. Some temporary speed restrictions will also be lifted between Gravenbrakel and Soignies, Jambes and Lustin, Jemeppe-sur-Sambre and Gembloux, and Paliseul - Bertrix - Florenville.

In Brussels, points will be renewed at Brussels South station along with track and bridges on line 28, the city’s western ring. Additional funds will also be spent on updating rail infrastructure at the ports of Antwerp and Gent.