A direct train will connect Eindhoven and Dusseldorf from 2025, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven and German state minister Hendrik Wüst confirmed with their signatures on Thursday.
The Brainport region has been lobbying for years for a direct connection to improve accessibility for German industry, said to be crucial to Brainport’s growth ambitions.
Both government and municipal authorities will finance the connection, directing funds from Knoop XL, a grant provided by the Hague to improve the city’s railway and station.
The train, which will run every hour, will stop in Helmond and Venlo in the Netherlands. The journey will take 1 hour and 40 minutes, a 20-minute improvement on current services.
More than 250,000 extra passengers per year are expected to use the new connection.
Translation: Nicola W