Liège: The river shuttle
The service was launched in 2016 by the province of Liège , the city of Liège and the ""Nautic Loisirs"" sprl with a boat, the Vauban , and 3 boarding points ( Parc de la Boverie , Saucy and Grand Curtius footbridge ) 1 .
In 2017, with an attendance of 45,000 people in 2016, the system was reinforced with the arrival of a second boat, the Atlas V , and the addition of 3 new stops between Coronmeuse and thebridge of Fragnée .
In 2018, in order to enhance the visibility of the service, a river pole was installed on the Edouard Van Beneden quay opposite the Aquarium-Museum . It is designed to serve as a place of embarkation for river shuttles and the tourist fleet 2 .
The same year, the Frère-Orban , specially built for the river shuttle, with a length of 25 m and able to accommodate 150 people, replaced the Atlas V 3 .
Track and stations
Between two stops, it takes 10 to 15 minutes.
The complete crossing, from Fragnée to Coronmeuse , lasts 1 hour.
The route of the River Shuttle begins at the Fragnée stop installed atGloesener quay , a little downstream from the Fragnée bridge , on the right bank of the Meuse . The shuttle travels down the river and crosses La Belle Liégeoise footbridge where it reaches its second stop, the Guillemins stop on the quai de Rome on the left bank opposite the Parc de la Boverie . It continues its path passing successively under the Albert Bridge I. and Kennedy to reach thePôle fluvial stop on the Édouard van Beneden quay opposite the Aquarium-Museum . The shuttle then passes under the Saucy footbridge to reach the fourth stop in the city center at Quai Sur-Meuse . It then crosses the Arches and Maghin bridges to stop at the historic Heart station on the Godefroid Kurth quay opposite the Grand Curtius .Finally, it passes under the Atlas bridge to reach the last stop, Coronmeuse , on the Quai de Wallonie .