Where can I find the length of the individual railway tracks in Belgium?

If you happen to know them for another country, please post them. It might interest someone else.

  • Did you consider to contact INFRABEL? To my knowledge, the old SNCB/NMBS was the only railway operator in Belgium with an own network. Some ten years ago, it was split. INFRABEL is the current infrastructure company. Mar 4, 2016 at 19:03

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The CIA World Factbook lists Belgium as having 3,592 km of standard gauge railways as of 2014.

Wikipedia has a List of countries by rail transport network size, but it's not being maintained, so some entries are out of date. (It lists Belgium as 3,233km as of 2008).

  • Thanks for this, Joe, but I was looking for the length of individual tracks. I edited my question for that. Mar 3, 2016 at 17:59
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    @DirkHorsten : what do you consider to be 'individual tracks'? Individual companies? Runs between certain cities? The length of individual metal rails that make up the track?
    – Joe
    Mar 3, 2016 at 18:02
  • Runs between cities Mar 3, 2016 at 19:22
  • @DirkHorsten : so are you interested in the length of track that you'd have to traverse, or the amount of track that's laid (typically at least double that, plus sidings, rail yards, etc.)
    – Joe
    Mar 3, 2016 at 19:29
  • The official source is Infrabel's annual report: infrabel.be/sites/default/files/documents/…
    – thibautg
    Aug 31, 2017 at 19:40

You can probably find it here: https://metadata.geopunt.be/zoekdienst/apps/tabsearch/index.html?uuid=99C0DE2C-A5EA-4B6D-B0C4-2C61F71E080B I think you need to contact the "Vlaamse overheid - Departement Ruimtelijke Ordening, Woonbeleid en Onroerend Erfgoed" to really get access to the data though.

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