Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2012-BE-28105-P

Watermael Schuman-Josaphat


The Action covered the works at Watermael-Schuman-Josaphat for the period 2012-2015 to eliminate the bottlenecks of Brussels-Schuman-Schaerbeek and the Etterbeek triangle on Priority Project 28 (Eurocaprail on the Brussels-Luxembourg-Strasbourg railway axis).

It will also allowed the connection between Priority Project 28 and the new railway infrastructure for Brussels Airport linking Priority Project 28 to Priority Project 2, High-speed railway axis Paris-Bruxelles/Brussel-Köln-Amsterdam-London.

The works comprised:

  • Civil engineering works of the Schuman-Josaphat tunnel and its connection to the existing Cinquantenaire tunnel;
  • Adaptation of the railway base and safety measures for the Schuman-Josaphat link, including building additional emergency exits;
  • Extension works, finishing and safety measures for the Schuman multimodal hub;
  • Construction work at the L.161 cross with L.161A-track B (flyover) and railway equipment of the L.161 between the Watermael and Etterbeek stations;
  • Installation of environmental measures (acoustic screens, anti-vibration measures).


The Action is closed.


EU contribution: €33,500,796


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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Member States involved:


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2012
End date: December 2015

Beneficiary & Implementing body:


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE
 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

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