Belgian railway line 49

Belgian railway line 49 connects Welkenraedt with Eupen. The line is approx. 8.7 miles long. In its early days the line also connected to Raeren.

Belgian railway line 49
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A level crossing at Busch in 2013, view towards Eupen
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleBelgium
TerminiWelkenraedt
Eupen
Service
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
History
OpenedWelkenraedt - Eupen: 1 March 1864
Eupen - Raeren: 3 August 1887
ClosedEupen - Raeren
Technical
Line length8.7 mi (14.0 km)
Number of trackssingle track Welkenraedt - Eupen: 1
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrificationnone
Operating speed55 mph (89 km/h)
Route map

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line 37 from Liège-Guillemins and
line 39 from Montzen / Botzelaer
0,0 Welkenraedt
Herbesthal
line 37 to Hergenrath
grens
A3 E 40
HSL 3 from Chênée to Y Hammerbrücke
5,9 Eupen
7,9 Belgian railway line 49A
Raeren-Rott
Y Rott, slur to Y Periol
broken up
lijn 48 van Sankt-Vith
13.5 Raeren
lijn 48 naar Aachen-Rote Erde / Stolberg Hbf

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