In brussels, The train to Brussels North, Zuidas, this extended weekend is largely to be interrupted. It comes from working at the gare du midi station, from where the signal box is a digital transformation it undergoes. A total of approximately 300 employees, of its mission on the site.
all The works in the North of the Zuidas started in 2014, but it was mostly behind-the-scenes take place. This weekend and this is the long weekend of 9, 10 and 11 november, there will be on-site working. “In particular, the signal boxes at Brussels-South, is that traffic is one of the largest and most complex spoorknooppunten in the right direction, to lead, to digital, transformed,” explains Thomas Baeken of its mission forward. “That’s the signal box was working up until Thursday night at electro-mechanical technology, a technique which has been around for nearly half a century ago. It was on Thursday replaced by a fully computer-controlled system, which is a great digital leap forward.”
170 wisselmotoren and 65 for signal
The change must also be in the 170 wisselmotoren, and 65 the signals will have to be modified. “To that end, we’re moving in this weekend’s 300 employees,” says Baeken. “As a part of the wisselmotoren, and the signals will be this weekend and has already been replaced, and the rest for the upcoming long weekend of 9th, 10th, and 11th of november following. In two weekends, day and night working on it.”