The Lelylijn project, a new passenger rail service linking the northern Netherlands to Randstad, could soon become a reality. Sikkom News Site reportThe construction of the high-speed rail line follows a positive response from the European Commission last week to the Dutch government’s request to make Lelylijn part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). , one step closer to the start. A decision taken in Brussels makes the project eligible for funding from the Connecting Europe Facility.
By offering a more direct route between Lelystad and Groningen, the project aims to reduce the travel time between the suburban Northern province and the densely populated metropolitan area by about 40 minutes. . The plan also includes several stops in Emeraude, Heerenveen and Drachten. With a total cost of potentially over €10 billion if approved, the line could represent an important investment for Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe and give a significant boost to the region’s economy.
The Cabinet has made initial provisions of €3 billion for the development of Lerylin, including financial contributions from the state, but additional funding is needed.
Europe’s TEN-T funding program is reserved exclusively for cross-border rail projects, so the province of Groningen will continue to grow as Roerilin goes east and connects Groningen with major German cities such as Bremen and Hamburg. enthusiastic about it.
The operating speed of the new line is about 200 km/h. The northern province says that improved rail infrastructure and a faster rail link to Randstad could build about 220,000 additional homes to address the housing shortage in the country.
https://northerntimes.nl/lelylijn-rail-project-one-step-closer-to-fruition/ Lelylijn railway project one step closer to realization – Northern Times