The signs for the new name of the Eindhoven railway station were put up on Monday. The station will be officially renamed ‘Eindhoven Centraal’ on Sunday.
The station’s name used to be just Eindhoven. Now the word ‘Centraal‘ has been added.
“I understand why Eindhoven wants this. The entire station was renewed some time back. It fits in with the Eindhoven’s status. Eindhoven will soon have a direct international connection with Düsseldorf. We are a bit frugal with the title, but I believe this will have a positive impact on the station’s reputation,” explained ProRail spokesperson, René Vegter earlier.
To be designated a Central Station, a city must meet various requirements. For example, there must be more than 100,000 inhabitants, and at least 40,000 passengers travel through the station every day.
The cost for the name change amounts to about €150,000.
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