Project Mechelen, Belgium

Railway bypass and tangent Mechelen

The last missing link in Belgium’s HST network

In the center of Mechelen, BESIX has built a total of 15 structures, including two bridges under the existing train lines, a tunnel under the canal ‘Leuvense Vaart’ and a number of complex railway bridges. The station was also completely renovated and the surrounding area enlarged to ensure the free flow of traffic. The project was the last missing link in Belgium's HST (high speed train) network.

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Project details

Project name

Railway bypass and tangent Mechelen

Area(s) of expertise


Contract type



Mechelen, Belgium


Franki Foundations, BESIX



Building Period

2010 - 2016

Total value

€ 86.4 million

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