Tongeren railway station

Tongeren railway station is a railway station on the Hasselt-Liège railway in the city of Tongeren. The station also marks the beginning of the Tongeren-Aachen railway through Visé to Germany. The station was also the final stop of the now demolished Drieslinter-Tongeren railway.

Tongeren
SNCB logo.svg Railway Station
Tongeren - Station Tongeren.jpg
General information
LocationTongeren
Coordinates50°47′2″N 5°28′24″E / 50.78389°N 5.47333°E / 50.78389; 5.47333Coordinates: 50°47′2″N 5°28′24″E / 50.78389°N 5.47333°E / 50.78389; 5.47333
Owned byInfrabel
Operated byNational Railway Company of Belgium
Line(s)24 - 34
Platforms3
Tracks5
Other information
Station codeFTG
History
Opened1863-11-11
Services
Preceding station   SNCB / NMBS   Following station
IC 20Terminus
toward Hasselt
IC 13
toward Maastricht
IC 09
weekends
toward Leuven
Location
Tongeren is located in Belgium
Tongeren
Tongeren
Location in Belgium
Tongeren is located in Europe
Tongeren
Tongeren
Location in Europe

Signal boxEdit

Tongeren signal box used to be located in the station building. It was permanently staffed until the 1990s, since when the train traffic in and around Tongeren has been regulated from Bilzen. The Tongeren signal box remained in place, but was only in use in the event of faults or maintenance works. On June 24, 2016, it was finally closed at the same time as the Bilzen signal box.[1] Since then, train traffic has been regulated from Hasselt's modern, central traffic control post[1]

The ticket office of the station is only open during the week, between 5:45 AM and 1 PM.[2]

ServicesEdit

WeekEdit

Train type Connection Timetable
IC 20 Tongeren - Hasselt - Aarschot - Brussel-South - Aalst - Gent-Sint-Pieters 1x per hour
IC 13 Hasselt - Diepenbeek - Tongeren - Liège-Guillemins - Maastricht 1x per hour

WeekendEdit

Train type Connection Timetable
IC 09 Antwerpen-Centraal - Aarschot - Hasselt - Diepenbeek - Tongeren - Liège-Guillemins 1x per hour

PicturesEdit

 
The freight station building
 
Tongeren railway station from a bird's eye view

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Treinverkeer dit weekend onderbroken op deze Limburgse spoorlijnen". www.tvl.be (in Flemish). Retrieved 2020-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "TONGRES". www.belgianrail.be. Retrieved 2020-10-12.