Diabolo - Machelen


The aim of the DIABOLO project set up by Infrabel NV was to provide a new rail link from the station at Brussels-National Airport to Brussels and Antwerp. Besides the construction of the track, the existing exit complex was expanded and optimised. Aannemingen Van Wellen was involved in the realisation of this project, carrying out all the drainage and road works while working as a subcontractor for the joint venture Dialink.

Willemen Infra - the largest Belgian road construction company - came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen and the infrastructure department of Kumpen.


Project Details

Executed works 
Northern rail link from the airport in Zaventem
E19, Machelen, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
NV Diabolo (Infrabel, Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer)
Engineering Office 
TUC Rail, Eurostation
Construction period
4 years 4 months
Start work
End of work