The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has voted to revise the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Regulation. His two rail projects in the north of the Netherlands, the Lelylijn and Emmen-Rheine rail links, are part of TEN-T, a vast network of road, rail, airport and water infrastructure that the European Union plans to build in the future. became. Thursday’s vote approved funding for two infrastructure projects, paving the way for negotiations between the EU and the Dutch government on railways.
The vote in Brussels was welcomed by Dutch politicians. “In Brussels you can see a lot of enthusiasm for Lélyrin and its international ambitions as a region.” quoted By sitcom as they say. “This view is shared not only by MEPs in the Netherlands, but also by our colleagues in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Lelylijn contributes to the broader prosperity and sustainability of Europe, the Netherlands and our region. In our view, the fact that the European Parliament wants Lelylijn to be part of the Extended Core Network confirms Europe’s desire to build Lelylijn as soon as possible. It is therefore important that Europe also invests in this project.”
EU funding one step closer
Lelylijn is a planned passenger rail service linking the northern Netherlands with Randstad.
By providing a more direct route between Lelystad and Groningen, the project aims to reduce travel time by about 40 minutes between the suburban northern province and the densely populated central urban metropolitan area. I’m here. The plan also includes several stops at Emeraude, Heerenveen and Drachten. If approved, the line, with a total cost of potentially over €10 billion, could represent a significant investment for Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe and give a significant boost to the region’s economy.
The Dutch Cabinet has made initial preparations of €3 billion to develop the rail link, including financial contributions from the states, 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 200km/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-part-of-eu-train-network-upgrade-plans/ Part of Lelylijn’s EU rail network upgrade plan – Northern Times