The construction of the tunnel up to the point where it connects to the existing tunnel under the Jubelpark is taking place underground, on the basis of 4 access shafts (Archimedesstraat, Kortenbertunnel, Plaskylaan and Emile Maxlaan) and one access point via the existing rail tunnel.
This tunnel will be created in two phases:
First, the tunnel shaft will be built and this will provide the rough tunnel construction. The new tunnel begins in Archimedesstraat and runs under Kortenberglaan, Stevinstraat and the existing ‘Belliard’ road tunnel. The route progresses via the Jamblinne de Meux square to Plaskylaan and Emile Maxlaan, where there will be a connection from the new tunnel to the existing underground railway line.
The tracks will then be laid in the tunnel and security systems will be installed (fire safety, evacuation routes, emergency exits etc).