Belgian railway line 125

The Belgian railway line 125 is a railway line in Belgium connecting Liège and Namur. Completed in 1851, the line runs 59.5 km.[1] It runs along the northern (left) bank of the river Meuse.

Belgian railway line 125
Andenne station 2.jpg
A passenger train at Andenne station in 2010
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleBelgium
TerminiLiège-Guillemins railway station
Namur railway station
Service
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
History
Opened1850-1851
Technical
Line length60 km (37 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification3 kV DC
Route map

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Line from Brussels
from Tongeren
0.0 Liège-Guillemins
Lines to Maastricht, Aachen and Luxembourg
2.9 Sclessin
6.4 Pont-de-Seraing
7.3 Jemeppe-sur-Meuse
9.3 Flémalle-Grande
10.0 Leman
11.2 Flémalle-Haute
15.3 Engis
21.2 Haute-Flône
22.5 Amay
24.9 Ampsin
29.4 Huy
freight line from Marchin
30.4 Statte
freight line to Moha
32.7 Bas-Oha
40.3 Andenne
41.7 Château-de-Seilles
46.5 Sclaigneaux
48.8 Namêche
51.5 Marche-les-Dames
Line from Luxembourg and Dinant
59.5 Namur
Line to Brussels
Line to Charleroi

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on line 125 are:

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 3 July 2008, a passenger train was in a rear-end collision with a freight train at Huy, near Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse. Forty-two people were injured.[2]
  • On 5 June 2016, a passenger train was in a rear-end collision with a freight train at Hermalle-sous-Huy. Three people were killed and 36 were wounded, nine seriously.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ligne 125: Liège-Guillemins - Namur". BelRail.be (in French). 9 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Treinbotsing nabij Hoei: 42 gewonden" [Train crash near Hoei, 42 wounded] (in Dutch). De Redactie. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2016.