Rail block

Brussels-Capital Region : the entity "Rail Block" (railway area) identifies portions of the territory occupied by the railway. These surfaces not lines representing the rails.

There are:

  1. areas of railway located at [0] (ie ground level "natural", abbreviated RB-0):
  2. Areas in a physical island
  3. Crossing
  4. areas of railway located at [-] (ie ground level, abbreviated RB-M):
  5. Parts of railway under a road (invisible from the sky)
  6. tunnels
  7. zones thereof located at [+] (ie higher level short RB-P):
  8. Parts of railway over a road or a river (visible from the air)

The contours of the airspaces of the railway were built from the topographic map UrbIS-Topo (photogrammetric surveys).

The tunnels were designed based on drawings provided by SNCB.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Regions and cities
Inspire theme Transport networks
Metadata language Dutch
License Brussels OpenData License
Organization BRIC
Person of contact Sébastien DEFRANCE
Email Sébastien DEFRANCE
Metadata creation date 2015-09-28
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Map tiles & Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.