16.2 km long railway section connects both halves of the city of Antwerp on the banks of the River Schelde and creates a new railway line under the river for more than 100 trains per day.
During the construction of the Leipzig City Tunnel in the shopping centre under the station concourse of Leipzig Main station it was not possible to carry out any works from above ground. Therefore, two pilot tunnels were driven by pipe jacking so that vertical freezing bulkheads could be built.
The North-South link Antwerp is part of the Brussels-Amsterdam high-speed line. The project comprises the reconstruction of the existing accesses, the construction of a passage under the main station as well as the construction of two tunnel sections from „Astridplatz“ to „Damplatz“.