The funding will support work in the Brussels districts of Watermael, Schuman and Josaphat, including civil engineering works on the under-construction 1.25km Schuman - Josaphat tunnel, which is a key component of the Brussels RER project and in which track laying began on January 28. The funds will also support the addition of a link from the corridor to the new Brussels airport line to provide a direct link from the Brussels - Strasbourg corridor to the Paris - Brussels, Brussels - Cologne, and London - Amsterdam high-speed corridors.

The programme includes the installation of acoustic screens and anti-vibrations measures along the route, and will be monitored by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Work is expected to be completed by December 2015.