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Belgium, crossroads of Western Europe

Motorways :
the major European motorways cross Belgium. 1,613 km of motorways provide direct links with the main centres in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the UK, etc.

Railways :
with the densest rail network in Europe and the launch of high-speed trains, Belgium, with its National Railway Company - SNCB - confirms its central position in Western Europe.

High-speed train links 2000 2005
Brussels-Paris
Brussels-London
Brussels-Amsterdam
Brussels-Cologne
1h25
2h36
2h39
2h32
1h20
2h20
1h39
1h39

Airways :
In 1998, nearby 18,4 million passengers came through Zaventem, Belgium's national airport, which offers regular connections to the biggest cities all over the world. Sabena has created a "hub and spoke" network out of Brussels, connecting more than 100 major cities and regional business destinations several times a day (21 daily flights to London, 9 daily flights to Paris,...). Sabena carried almost 9 million passengers in 1998.

Waterways :
Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent form the biggest concentration of seaports in Europe. This global traffic exceeds 175 million tonnes a year. Brussels also has a port and Liège is one of the biggest inland ports in Western Europe.

 

 


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