Infrabel is a Belgian government-owned public limited company. It builds, owns, maintains and upgrades the Belgian railway network, makes its capacity available to railway companies, and handles train traffic control. It was created on 1 January 2005 from the split of the once unitary SNCB/NMBS. As of 31 December 2009, it had 12,875 employees. The CEO is Benoît Gilson, who succeeded the long-serving Luc Lallemand [fr; nl] in that role in 2020.

TypeGovernment-owned corporation
Founded2005 (2005)
Key people
Benoît Gilson
ProductsRailway Infrastructure
Revenue 1.309 billion (2009)
-252.16 million (2009)
69.61 million (2009)
Total assets 13.834 billion (2009)
Number of employees
12,875 (2009)
ParentSNCB-Holding [fr], state of Belgium
DivisionsInfrastructure, network, network access
SubsidiariesTUC Rail, Brussels Creosote Centre

Since 1 January 2014, Infrabel is an Autonomous Public Company (no longer owned by SNCB-Holding [fr]).[1]

From its creation in 2005 until 31 December 2013, 93.6% of stock was owned by SNCB-Holding, representing 20% of the voting rights minus 1 vote. The remainder, 80% of the voting rights (+ 1 vote) and 6.4% of stock were controlled directly by the Belgian state, represented by the minister of the Civil Service and is a Public Companies and by the State Secretary for Mobility. EBITDA for fiscal year 2009 amounted to €55.01 million, EBT to €69.61 million. The balance sheet total as of 31 December 2009 was €13.8 billion.

As of 31 December 2009, Infrabel oversees 3,578 kilometres of railway lines, 12,218 switches, 1,913 level crossings (partly the road-side signalling), 223 railway signalling cabins, 1 traffic control, 4 workshops, 7,163 railway structures and 339 unmanned stops.

Of the 11 railway undertakings certified for the Belgian network, 6 customers effectively drove trains in 2009: SNCB, Crossrail Benelux, Veolia Cargo Nederland BV, SNCF Fret, TrainsporT AG and ERS Railways BV. 2010 numbers[2] show that Infrabel delivered 492 freight and 4,132 passenger train paths per day.

Infrabel has two immediate subsidiaries: TUC Rail NV/SA and the Brussels Creosote Centre (Creosoteer Centrum Van Brussel/Chantier de Creosotage de Bruxelles NV/SA).

Infrabel is a partner in the EuroCarex high-speed railway freight project.

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  1. ^ On 1 January 2014, the SNCB-Holding merged with the SNCB company, (which disappeared) and took over the name SNCB.
  2. ^ "Right On Track". Infrabel. Retrieved 2012-09-21.

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