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Rail traffic is
firmly on the rise

MORE THAN 4.8 MILLION
TRAIN TRAVELLERS IN 2017

  • Mobility
  • Emissions

Direct connections to 78 Belgian train stations

85% less CO2

RECORD NUMBER OF TRAIN TRAVELLERS

As there are no problems with tailbacks, parking stress or road works, taking the train to Brussels Airport is becoming increasingly popular. There are direct connections to destinations throughout the country − and, once you arrive, you’re in the departure or arrival hall in 5 minutes.

In 2017, 4.8 million people took the train to Brussels Airport − about a quarter of all travellers and employees. And that’s a new record! The previous record, reached in 2015, was 4.2 million passengers.

DEVELOPING AN INTERMODAL HUB

Train, tram, bus or bicycle − all modes of transport come together at Brussels Airport, and we happily take advantage of that fact. For the benefit of our own colleagues and visitors, and for commuters passing through.

“By 2020, the 2 new tram lines and the tram-bus line will transport 30,000 passengers daily − taking up to 20,000 cars off the road every day,” confirms Joost Swinnen, Senior Project Manager Brabantnet at De Lijn. So, the airport not only offers air connections, but it’s also a hub for a variety of transport possibilities for the whole region.

The two new tram lines and the tram-bus line will take up to 20,000 cars off the road every day in 2020.

Joost Swinnen,
Senior Project Manager
Brabantnet at De Lijn

On weekdays, there are direct connections to no fewer than 78 Belgian train stations. Moreover, the NMBS's new transport plan has introduced smoother connections with Knokke and Bruges.

DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT

Fewer cars, fewer tailbacks, less CO2 − in a nutshell, that’s what the growing train network means for our environment. And that’s why we continue to actively invest in it.

Did you know that travelling by train emits an average of 85% less CO2 per kilometre than travelling by car?

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