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Infrabel

Infrabel
Government-owned corporation
Industry Railroad
Predecessor SNCB
Founded 2005 (2005)
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Key people
Luc Lallemand
Products Railway Infrastructure
Revenue 1.309 billion (2009)
-252.16 million (2009)
69.61 million (2009)
Total assets 13.834 billion (2009)
Number of employees
12,875 (2009)
Parent SNCB-Holding, state of Belgium
Divisions Infrastructure, network, network access
Subsidiaries TUC Rail, Brussels Creosote Centre
Website http://www.infrabel.be

Infrabel is a Belgian government-owned public limited company. It builds, owns, maintains and upgrades the Belgian railway network, makes its capacity available to railway companies, and handles train traffic control. It was created on 1 January 2005 from the split of the once unitary SNCB/NMBS. On 31 December 2009, it had 12,875 employees. CEO is Luc Lallemand.

Since January 1, 2014 Infrabel is an Autonomous Public Company (no longer owned by SNCB-Holding).[1]

From its creation in 2008 until December 31, 2013, 93.6% of stock was owned by SNCB-Holding, representing 20% of the voting rights minus 1 vote. The remainder, 80% of the voting rights (+ 1 vote) and 6.4% of stock were controlled directly by the Belgian state, represented by the minister of the Civil Service and is a Public Companies and by the State Secretary for Mobility. EBITDA for fiscal year 2009 amounted to €55.01 million, EBT to €69.61 million. The balance sheet total as of 31 December 2009 was €13.8 billion.

As of 31 December 2009, Infrabel oversees 3,578 kilometres of railway lines, 12,218 switches, 1,913 level crossings (partly the road-side signalling), 223 railway signalling cabins, 1 traffic control, 4 workshops, 7,163 railway structures and 339 unmanned stops.

Of the 11 railway undertakings certified for the Belgian network, 6 customers effectively drove trains in 2009: SNCB, Crossrail Benelux, Veolia Cargo Nederland BV, SNCF Fret, TrainsporT AG and ERS Railways BV. 2010 numbers[2] show that Infrabel delivered 492 freight and 4,132 passenger train paths per day.

Infrabel has two immediate subsidiaries: TUC Rail NV/SA and the Brussels Creosote Centre (Creosoteer Centrum Van Brussel/Chantier de Creosotage de Bruxelles NV/SA).

Infrabel is a partner in the EuroCarex high-speed railway freight project.

See also

References

  1. ^ On January 1, 2014, the SNCB-Holding merged with the SNCB company, (which disappeared) and took over the name SNCB.
  2. ^ "Right On Track". Infrabel. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Network statement
  • Network statement 2013
  • Statuten van Infrabel (Dutch)
  • Statuts d'Infrabel (French)
  • Annual report 2009
  • NBB: On-line consultation of annual accounts (search term="Infrabel", retrieved on 10/08/2010)
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