You can find on this page the Belgium trains map to print and to download in PDF. The Belgium railways map presents the rail network and shows high speed rails routes of Belgium in Western Europe.

Belgium rail map

Map of Belgium train lines

The Belgium rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of Belgium trains. This train map of Belgium will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of Belgium in Western Europe. The Belgium rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The National Railway Company of Belgium, known as the Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (NMBS) (Dutch) or the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB) (French), is the Belgian national railway operator. It is usually referred to in English as "Belgian Railways" or the SNCB. NMBS/SNCB is an autonomous government company, formed in 1926. In 2005, the company was split up into three parts: Infrabel, which manages the railway infrastructure, network operations and network access, the public railway operator SNCB itself to manage the freight (B-Cargo) and passenger services, and SNCB-Holding, which owns both public companies and supervises the collaboration between them as you can see in Belgium rail map. Essentially, this was a move to facilitate future liberalisation of railway freight and passenger services in agreement with European regulations. Several freight operators have since received access permissions for the Belgian network. In February 2011, SNCB Logistics began operating as a separate business.

In 2008 the SNCB carried 207 million passengers a total of 8,676 million passenger-kilometres over a network of 3,536 kilometres (of which 2,950 km are electrified, mainly at 3000 V DC and 351 km at 25 kV 50 Hz AC) as its shown in Belgium rail map. Belgium rail tickets are relatively cheap and service frequent, in part due to the high population density, and in part to large government subsidies. The network currently includes four high speed lines suitable for 300 km/h (190 mph) traffic: HSL 1 runs from just south of Brussels to the French border, where it continues to Paris and Lille (and London beyond that), HSL 2 runs from Leuven to Liège, HSL 3 runs from Liège to the German border near Aachen and HSL 4 connects with HSL-Zuid in the Netherlands to allow services to run from Antwerp to Rotterdam. All lines are equipped with ERTMS (ETCS level 2 + GSM-R, access and fall-back in level 1).

Belgium has an extensive rail network. It is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Belgium is 88. Belgium operates a policy of cheap rail travel. Citizens in Belgium, especially students and older citizens, are offered incentives and cheaper fares in order to alleviate congestion on the nation roads. Public sector employees are entitled to a free or heavily subsidised season ticket for commuting by rail. Many private sector employers will make a contribution to the cost of a season ticket. Smoking is prohibited in all railway stations and passenger cars. In 2003, the network constituted 3,518 km of railways, all of which were standard gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) gauge. Of all of those railways, 2,631 km were also electrified as its mentioned in Belgium rail map. Most electrified Belgian lines use a 3,000 volt d.c. overhead power supply, but the high speed-lines are electrified at 25,000 volt a.c., as are recent electrifications in the south of the country (Rivage - Gouvy and Dinant - Athus lines).