Five municipalities on the Brabantroute (track through Brabant) are very concerned about the strong increase in number of freight and toxic trains on the rail.
From April, one track of the Betuweroute will be closed to allow the construction of a German track on that route. The trains will be diverted over a period of 7 to 8 years through the Brabant route.
The cities of Eindhoven, Helmond, Deurne, Horst aan de Maas and Venlo abut the rail. Lead by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Venlo they call on State Secretary Mansfield for action.
By rail soon about 100 freight and toxic trains will pass each day. An unacceptable situation, according to local authorities, it leads to more noise and more frequent closing of the crossing barriers. Moreover, the safety and quality of life for residents along the track in question.
They call on State secretary Mansfield to take action before the diversion is set from April 20 next.