Liège–Maastricht railway

The Liège–Maastricht railway (railway line 40 in the Belgian numbering plan) is a railway line running from Liège in Belgium to Maastricht in the Netherlands. The line was opened in 1861.

Liège–Maastricht railway
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Liège-Maastricht railway connection
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleThe Netherlands and Belgium
TerminiLiège-Guillemins railway station
Maastricht railway station
Service
Operator(s)National Railway Company of Belgium
History
Opened1861
Technical
Line length29 km (18 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification3 kV DC
Route map
km
0.0
Liège-Guillemins
River Meuse
1.5
0.0
River Ourthe
4.9
Bressoux
17.7
Visé
to TongerenAachen freight line
18.2
19.8
Eijsden
27.2
Maastricht Randwyck
28.8
Maastricht

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on the Liège–Maastricht railway are:

Local stations are in Bressoux and Visé, Belgium, and in Eijsden and Randwyck on the Dutch side.

ElectrificationEdit

The line has overhead power of 1500 V DC in the Netherlands, 3000 V DC in Belgium; the break of voltage occurs just to the North of the frontier, on Dutch territory.