Belgian railway line 37

The Belgian railway line 37 is a railway line in Belgium connecting Liège to Aachen in Germany. Completed in 1843, the line runs 47.4 km in Belgium.[2] and another 6.8 km in Germany. It is the first and oldest crossborder Railwayline worldwide. Since 2009, high speed trains running between Brussels and Aachen use the HSL 3 instead of the line 37 between Chênée and Hergenrath.

Belgian railway line 37
Belgian Railway Line 37.png
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleBelgium, Germany
TerminiLiège-Guillemins
Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Service
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
History
Opened1842-1843
Technical
Line length54 km (34 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrificationsince 1966 3 kV DC
Operating speed140 km (87 mi)
Route map
km
0.0 Liège-Guillemins
River Meuse
2.9 Angleur
4.1 Chênée
11.2 Trooz
14.0 Fraipont
15.5 Nessonvaux
to Spa
20.5 Pepinster
24.9 Verviers-Central
25.6 Verviers-Palais
31.7 Dolhain-Gileppe
freight line to Montzen
38.1 Welkenraedt
44.5 Hergenrath
47.4
77.0
70.2 Aachen Hauptbahnhof
km

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on line 37 are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Technical network map" (PDF). Infrabel. 9 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Ligne 37: Liège-Guillemins - Hergenrath - (D)". BelRail.be. 10 August 2007.