Belgium

Existing Systems

Antwerp
Brussels
Charleroi
DePanne - Knokke
Ghent
Grottes de Han
Thuin

Under Construction

Liege

Photo courtesy of Yves-Laurent HANSART

Photo courtesy Richard Vinck

Antwerp

Light Rail Subway

Antwerp's tramways opened in 1873, with the first light rail subway becoming operational in 1975. The system totals 61 km, with 3 tram lines sharing 7.6 km and 11 stations in subway.

Under the Pegasus plan (approved in 2004) several tram lines were to be built to the eastern suburbs, using some of the tunnels abandoned in the 1980s, including stations at Opera, Astrid, Drink and Morkhoven. In late 2009, a new tram line was announced that will connect the city of Antwerp with the town of Ekeren.

Ground breaking on a 10 km light rail line in the north of the city, the Noordderlijn, is expected to begin in 2016.


Finally, according to several sites, an unknown length of unused metro tunnels exists beneath Antwerp's streets. These unused tunnels are part of the Pegasus Plan from 1980.

Wikpedia Page
Brief
page from Bob Schwandl
Abandoned Subway
Photo Gallery
Brief but interesting
Antwerp tram page
Antwerp
streetcar images from Oubeck
Photos and more from Patrick Coeman
Map of the premetro

 

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