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==(Liège -) Hergenrath SNCB - Aachen Hbf DB==
 
==(Liège -) Hergenrath SNCB - Aachen Hbf DB==
[E*] Two routes exist between Chênée (4 km east of Liège-Guillemins) and the Hammer viaduct (south of Hergenrath) - the classic main line via Verviers and the new 42 km high-speed line electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz. The line between Liège-Guillemins and Aachen Hbf via Verviers is electrified at the SNCB standard of 3 kV dc, Aachen Hbf having four switchable tracks. SNCB units operate local services between Liège and Aachen but many cross-border passenger services are provided by multi-system high-speed trains (''Thalys'' or ''ICE3''). ''ICE'' and ''Thalys'' services operate via the high speed line.
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[E*] Two routes exist between Chênée (4 km east of Liège-Guillemins) and the Hammer viaduct (south of Hergenrath) - the classic main line via Verviers and the new 42 km high-speed line electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz. The line between Liège-Guillemins and Aachen Hbf via Verviers is electrified at the SNCB standard of 3 kV dc, Aachen Hbf having four switchable tracks. Plans have been reported to simplify arrangements in Aachen by moving the voltage changeover point to Hergenrath.
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SNCB units operate local services between Liège and Aachen but many cross-border passenger services are provided by multi-system high-speed trains (''Thalys'' or ''ICE3''). ''ICE'' and ''Thalys'' services operate via the high speed line.
  
 
The line swaps between left hand and right hand running at a diveunder on the site of a former flying junction just west of the Busch Tunnel.
 
The line swaps between left hand and right hand running at a diveunder on the site of a former flying junction just west of the Busch Tunnel.

Latest revision as of 20:44, 4 December 2019

Montzen SNCB - Aachen West DB

[E*] Freight only. Most of the line is electrified at 15 kV 16.7 Hz, with right-hand running throughout. Most trains are worked by dual system SNCB locomotives.

(Liège -) Hergenrath SNCB - Aachen Hbf DB

[E*] Two routes exist between Chênée (4 km east of Liège-Guillemins) and the Hammer viaduct (south of Hergenrath) - the classic main line via Verviers and the new 42 km high-speed line electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz. The line between Liège-Guillemins and Aachen Hbf via Verviers is electrified at the SNCB standard of 3 kV dc, Aachen Hbf having four switchable tracks. Plans have been reported to simplify arrangements in Aachen by moving the voltage changeover point to Hergenrath.

SNCB units operate local services between Liège and Aachen but many cross-border passenger services are provided by multi-system high-speed trains (Thalys or ICE3). ICE and Thalys services operate via the high speed line.

The line swaps between left hand and right hand running at a diveunder on the site of a former flying junction just west of the Busch Tunnel.

(Eupen -) Raeren SNCB - Walheim DB (- Stolberg)

[D] Freight only. The line is currently out of use between Raeren and Stolberg Zur Mühlen. Proposals exist for reopening of this line to both passengers and freight.

Raeren SNCB - Lammersdorf (- Monschau) (Vennbahn)

[D] {see next item}

(Weywertz -) Sourbrodt - Monschau (- Lammersdorf) (Vennbahn)

[D] Agreements made pursuant to the Treaty of Versailles designated as Belgian national territory the two sections of the Vennbahn that run through Germany. The line was operated until recently as a tourist railway, but this has now ceased.

(Weywertz -) Losheimergraben SNCB - Losheim (Eifel) DB (- Junkerath)

[D] Closed, and dismantled on the German side.

See also