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Belgium has an extensive railroad network. On May 5, 1835 the first railway in continental Europe opened between Brussels-Groendreef/Allée verte and Mechelen. Some sort of railroad or canal had been envisaged as early as 1830. In 2003 the network constituted 3,518 km of railways, all of which were standard gauge: 1.435 m gauge. Of all of those railways, 2,631 km were also electrified.