Landen railway station

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Landen
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Landen railway station
Location Landen, Flemish Brabant
Belgium
Coordinates 50°44′52″N5°04′46″E / 50.74778°N 5.07944°E / 50.74778; 5.07944 Coordinates: 50°44′52″N5°04′46″E / 50.74778°N 5.07944°E / 50.74778; 5.07944
Owned by Infrabel
Operated by National Railway Company of Belgium
Line(s) 21 (Landen-Hasselt)
36 (Brussels-Liège)
Platforms5
Other information
Station codeFLD
Website http://www.belgianrail.be/en/stations-and-train/search-a-station/4/landen.aspx
History
Opened2 April 1838;181 years ago (1838-04-02)
Traffic
Passengers (2014)2,994
Location
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Landen
Landen (Belgium)

Landen is a railway station in the town of Landen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The station opened on 2 April 1838 and is located on lines 21 and 36. The train services are operated by National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS).

Landen Municipality in Flemish Community, Belgium

Landen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the city of Landen proper and the towns of Attenhoven, Eliksem, Ezemaal, Laar, Neerlanden, Neerwinden, Overwinden, Rumsdorp, Waasmont, Walsbets, Walshoutem, Wange and Wezeren. On January 1, 2006, Landen had a total population of 14,682. The total area is 54.05 km² which gives a population density of 272 inhabitants per km².

Flemish Brabant Province of Belgium

Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. It borders on the Belgian provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Liège, Walloon Brabant, Hainaut and East Flanders. Flemish Brabant also surrounds the Brussels-Capital Region. Its capital is Leuven. It has an area of 2,106 km² which is divided into two administrative districts containing 65 municipalities.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

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Landen used to be located on 127 (to Statte) and 147 (to Tamines).

On February 19 2016, a train ran away from a platform at Landen railway station after the driver left the cabin to inspect the train's mechanics. The train started moving in the direction of Tienen railway station and was stopped 30 minutes and 12 km later by a driver who jumped in the train's cab. [1] No passengers were on the train during the incident. [2]

A runaway train is a type of railroad incident in which unattended rolling stock is accidentally allowed to roll onto the main line, a moving train loses enough braking power to be unable to stop in safety, or a train operates at unsafe speeds due to loss of operator control. If the uncontrolled rolling stock derails or hits another train, it will result in a train wreck.

Tienen railway station railway station in Belgium

Tienen is a railway station in the town of Tienen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The station opened on 22 September 1837 and is located on line 36. The train services are operated by National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS).

Train services

The station is served by the following services:

Preceding station  SNCB logo.svg National Railway Company of Belgium  Following station
toward  Blankenberge and Knokke
IC 03
toward  Genk
toward  Quiévrain
IC 14
weekdays
toward  De Panne
IC 29 Terminus
Terminus L 21
weekends

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References

  1. "Belgian runaway train prompts alert". 2016-02-19.
  2. "Lege trein rijdt half uur zonder bestuurder". 2016-02-19.