EURO CAREX : Cargo Rail Express

Major steps



  • In January 2009, SNCB Holding and INFRABEL join the Board of Directors. Their representatives undertake to participate both technically and financially in all railway adaptations, i.e. from the last signal box to the platform (except the TGV Terminal).


  • March 2009: The SOWAER (Walloon Airport Company), which owns the land concerned by the installation of the TGV terminal on behalf of the Walloon Region, joins Liege Carex; this confirms its desire to support the project from a land aspect.


  • April 2009, ths study on "Air - Rail - Road Connections in the Liege Region" is entrusted to the ADP-I Consultancy Firm, a Aéroports de Paris subsidiary.


  • On 27th May 2009, The Walloon government adopts a project to revise the Liege sector map in order to install the Freight TGV Terminal on the site chosen by Liege Carex.


  • In June 2009, Liege Carex's Board of Directors decides to conduct a more technical study on trans-modality, connections with the two sides of the Liege airport platform and the neighbouring motorway node.

ADP-i is put in charge of the market after a tender and analysis endorsed by the Board of Directors. The results are currently being finalised based on hypothetical train rotation schedules and the traffic flow volumes established in the 2006 Ernst & Young study, to be validated by the main shippers and the infrastructure management authorities. The results will be presented at the end of May 2010.


  • On 9th November 2009, Mr. Jean-Charles OGE, Director of Strategy and Development at SNCF - Geodis, was welcomed at Liege Airport for a site visit and a presentation of Liege Carex.


  • On 15th November 2009, Vincent Gernay, Liege Carex's General coordinator, dies unexpectedly. Mr. Gernay had followed the Liege Carex and Euro Carex projects since their origin.


In 2009, given the increase in activity associated with the operation of Euro Carex, Liege Carex received strong support from the Walloon Region (via the Economy and Airports Ministers) and its Marshall Plan, based on the project's interest in terms of sustainable development, with a positive impact on the economy, pollution (CO2 emissions), mobility and employment.