A spokesman for the rail infrastructure management company Infrabel told journalists that “The railway line between Leuven and Brussels is important. Due to the diversions that are in place there delays are filtering through onto other routes”.
The rail line between Leuven and Brussels is one of the busiest stretch of passenger railway in the country. As well as local services, it also carries intercity services between Eupen, Liège and Hasselt and Ghent, Bruges, Ostend and Blankenberge.
This is the second time in a week that someone has been hit by a train a Kortenberg. Last Sunday such an incident resulted in severe disruption to services between Leuven and Brussels.