Some patience needed for intercity Eindhoven – Düsseldorf

Photo credit: Studio040/Alain Heeren

Some patience still needed, but ambitious plans for a hi-speed rail-connection between Eindhoven and Düsseldorf in Germany, will be realized! Boarding an intercity at Eindhoven to visit Düsseldorf’s Christmas Market will become possible in … 2025.

Eindhoven News mentioned before, there were plans to turn Eindhoven into an international connection point. Last week, the Dutch government and regional partners agreed to invest in “Eindhoven Internationale Knoop XL”.

This joint investment concerns railway connections, regional public transport, the station itself, as well as urban development. Part of “Eindhoven Internationale Knoop XL” will include the creation of more living space in the area around the NS station. Plans also include an underground bicycle parking offering space for 4,000 bicycles under Eindhoven’s Stationsplein.

Started in 2017

In 2017, the national and regional governments already reserved a sum of 20 million Euro for the international Eindhoven-Düsseldorf hi-speed rail link. The hi-speed rail link will offer a high-quality public transport connection between Eindhoven Airport, Brainport Industries Campus and Woensel (HPT-3).

This year, another 38 million Euro will be added to the 2017 starting capital. The national government will invest half the amount. The regional government of the Provincie Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven’s municipality will provide the other half of the total amount. Alderman Stijn Steenbakkers, representing Eindhoven municipality, attended a meeting between the Dutch State and the provincial government, last Wednesday.

He stated “We concluded the agreement last year. Now the financial investments are ensured. These developments are important for Eindhoven’s inhabitants as well as regional companies. The developments ensure improved accessibility of the region internationally, as well as by car, bicycle and public transport.”

Next year, parties will jointly work out the plans in greater detail and prepare various projects. The joint agreement is scheduled to be signed during the spring of 2019.

Source: Studio 040


Translator: Kate

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