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Rail Transport

Tractebel can take pride in boasting of a century of experience in rail transport engineering. It has brought together in its specialist teams all the skills required to develop the solution best-suited to the requirements of its customers (in either the public or private sector).

Our multidisciplinary experience creates significant added value through an integrated approach to the various stages in a project.

  • Strategic studies: traffic forecasts, technical and economic feasibility, guidelines, capacity studies etc.
  • Technical studies and project management in the various relevant areas of expertise, with more particular focus on energy efficiency.
  • Assistance to the developers in following up their projects
  • Assistance during the operation phase.

Tractebel’s areas of activity cover the rail infrastructures for transporting passengers and freight via conventional or high-speed lines, as well as urban transport infrastructures.


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References Rail Transport

Antwerp traction network (2011-2021)

The tram network operated by the Flemish public transport company De Lijn needed to be modernised and improved to allow for more and different types of vehicles in the future.

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Ghent traction network (2002-2012)

The Ghent tram network (35 km double track) was not fit to deploy the new Hermelijn tramcars.

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BRABANTNET (2014 – 2020), three priority…

For this project of the Flemish public transport company De Lijn, we will carry out the studies and produce the specifications required to draw up a DBFM contract for three...

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New high-speed train line between Paris …

The new train connection between Paris and Strasbourg covers a journey of 405 km and is part of Europe’s high-speed rail network. This project deploys state-of-the-art technologies for the tracks...

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Wissenhage depot

De Lijn transport company is having a new tram and bus depot built in Wissenhage (Ghent). Tractebel took on the study for this turnkey project, along with the architecture firm...

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