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Since 1 January 2005, the SNCB Group has encompassed three individual and independent companies: SNCB Holding, Infrabel and SNCB. Each company is registered as a public limited company and has a board of directors and a CEO. The new structure was the result of the European directives on the liberalisation of the railways.
SNCB Holding depends almost entirely on the State and is the parent company of SNCB Group. SNCB Holding has a coordinating role and manages a number of umbrella competencies for SNCB and Infrabel:
- Human Resources
- Management of the buildings
- Group strategy
- Financial consolidation
- IT and telecommunications
- Safety and security services
Finally, it is also responsible for the 37 most visited stations in Belgium. These can be recognised from the logo of the station.
Within the SNCB Group, SNCB is the transport company for passengers. In its operator capacity, SNCB manages the trains, the train drivers and train attendants. It also determines the train offer in the annual transport plan and supervises commercialisation of services and sales channels. And finally, SNCB is the operator in charge of all other staffed stations.
Infrabel manages the Belgian railway infrastructure and ensures the impeccable day-to-day state of the tracks, catenaries, signalling equipment, etc. Infrabel makes this infrastructure available for goods and passenger transport companies that in turn, pay compensation for these services.