This week in RailFreight Live: flood aftermath in Belgium

Damaged rail track in Belgium

The floods that took place in Belgium in mid-July had a severe impact on the country’s railway network. Infrastructure was damaged substantially, while critical rail freight routes closed for weeks. Infrabel, Belgium’s infrastructure manager, is currently in a marathon race to repair the damage and make its southern rail network fully operational again. How are the repairs proceeding? What are the costs to restore so many railway lines? And how can rail infrastructure become more resilient for future natural disasters? These are some of the questions tackled in today’s RailFreight Live. 

Thomas Baeken from Infrabel will be in a live connection with our studios to provide a comprehensive image of the situation in Belgium. He will answer our questions and provide insights regarding Infrabel’s field operations and their struggles during and after the floods.

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In this week’s show, we will also welcome Dmitrij Hasenkampf from DB Cargo Eurasia. Our discussion will be all about the Eurasian operator and its accomplishments during 2021. What goals has the company set, and which of them did it achieve? What does Hasenkampf expect from his participation in the RailFreight Summit Poland 2021? We will find out.

Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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