5 photos taken on August 11, 2006.
The HSL 2 (LGV 2) is a Belgian high-speed rail line between Leuven and Ans (near Liège) and is 66 km long, all of it on dedicated high-speed tracks, which began service on 15 December 2002. As part of the Belgian railway network, it is owned, technically operated and maintained by Infrabel. Now the extension to the German border is complete, the fastest journey time between Brussels South and Cologne Central Station is 1 hour and 47 minutes. HSL 2 is used by Thalys and ICE trains as well as fast internal Belgian Railways InterCity services.