The platform renovation works at Hamont station are finished. Since February of this year, the platform there has been extended and raised. The station is now fully accessible, allowing travellers with reduced mobility, or loaded with heavy luggage or a pram, to take the train in safety and comfort. SNCB and Infrabel together invested over one and a half million euros in the renovation of the station.

Hamont station is an important transport hub for the region. From Monday to Sunday, there is an hourly train to and from Antwerp-Central via Mol. Every week, an average of a thousand travellers use it.

Thorough makeover

Thanks to the renovation, the station is more accessible for better access. The platform was raised to the European reference height of 76 centimetres, allowing passengers to get on and off the train more easily. The platform is accessible via a ramp and equipped with guide lines for the blind and visually impaired.

In addition, three new shelters and benches have also been installed on the platform, and new LED lighting has also been added. The public address system at the station has also been upgraded.

Longer platform

The platform has also been extended in recent months. It is now 340 metres long, up from 200 metres before. Extending the platform was necessary because the electric trains, which have been stopping at Hamont since the summer of 2021, were often longer than the platform. As a result, passengers were sometimes unable to get into or out of the last carriage, which will always be possible from now on.

Moreover, it is now also possible for longer trains to stop at Hamont in the future, allowing for further expansion of train capacity there if necessary.