The installation is a pilot project for the roll-out of ETCS on the conventional network. Infrabel hopes to complete the programme by 2022, and national train operator SNCB plans to modify its motive power and rolling stock by 2023.
First Belgian conventional line equipped with ETCS
THE first installation of ETCS on Belgium's conventional rail network was commission by Infrabel on the Brussels - Leuven line on March 1. This is also the first use of Level 1 in the country as Belgium's high-speed lines are equipped with Level 2.