Railway crossings project in Diepenbeek enters new phase
The railway crossings project in Diepenbeek (Limburg province) entered a new phase this weekend with numerous construction works on future bridges and a tunnel under the track at the station.
Railway management company Infrabel is carrying out major infrastructure work to replace the railway crossings in Diepenbeek. This is currently the largest project for railway crossings in Belgium and is partly a part of De Lijn’s Spartacusproject.
21,8 million euros
Work started at the beginning of 2020 to replace the seven railway crossings in Diepenbeek. Alternative mobility solutions will replace the railway crossings: five railway crossings are on the future Spartacus express tram rail link between Hasselt and Maastricht. The two other railway crossings aren’t.
Work is also being carried out on the bridges in Molenstraat and Waardestraat. At the end of June, the bridge in Waardestraat will be lowered by 1,5 meters. At the beginning of autumn, the platform works – they will be raised to the European reference height of 76 centimeters – will also start at Diepenbeek.
The estimated investment for the replacement of the seven railway crossings amounts to € 21,8 million. The works are on schedule to be completed by the summer of 2022.