Railway tunnel between Brussels North and Schuman operational
Monday, 18 September 2017
The two directions of the Deschanel railway tunnel, at Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, were once again operational from Monday morning. This was confirmed by the Infrabel spokesman, Frédéric Petit. Both tracks had to be replaced along a 700-metre length. However, the infrastructure manager warned that speed limits will still apply along this stretch of track for “a given period of time.”
The replacement was necessary after a flood caused by a burst pipe on September 7th. The relevant work has now been completed and the tracks opened to trains from 2.15 a.m. this morning. The work, which took place between Brussels-North and Brussels-Schuman, led to adjustments to timetables and diversions. Such diversions in particular took effect via Leuven.