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The Belgian railway line 50A is a railway line in Belgium connecting Brussels with Ostend through Ghent and Bruges. The section between Ghent and Ostend was completed in 1838. The section between Ghent and Brussels was opened between 1923 and 1933, offering a faster connection than the existing line 50. The total length of the line is 114.3 km.[1]

Belgian railway line 50A
1803 Bruges2.jpg
Brugge Centraal with NMBS InterCity train.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleBelgium
TerminiBrussels-South railway station
Ostend railway station
Operation
Opened1838-1933
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
Technical
Line length114 km (71 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification3 kV DC
Route map

Belgian Railway Line 50A.png

Line from Brussels-North
0.0 Brussels-South
to Schaerbeek
Line to Charleroi
Line to Mons
17.8 Line Brussels-NorthDenderleeuw
River Dender
23.9 Line GhentDenderleeuw
from Geraardsbergen
to Merelbeke
to Merelbeke
Ringvaart
River Scheldt
Line from Brussels-North, line from Antwerp
52.1 Gent-Sint-Pieters
Line to Kortrijk
River Leie
Canal Ghent–Bruges
56.1 Drongen
61.9 Landegem
Schipdonk Canal
64.9 Hansbeke
68.5 Bellem
71.5 Aalter
76.1 Maria-Aalter
80.7 Beernem
86.5 Oostkamp
from Kortrijk
92.2 Bruges
to Blankenberge, Zeebrugge and Knokke
114.3 Ostend

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on line 50A are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ligne 50A: Bruxelles-Midi - Oostende". BelRail.be (in French). 9 August 2007.