Faster train connection to bring Zuid-Holland nearer to Germany

Published on 07 February 2019

A faster train connection between The Hague, Eindhoven and Düsseldorf has to bring North Rhine-Westphalia and Zuid-Holland closer to each other. The parties also want to improve their cooperation.

A delegation including, among others, Regional Minister Floor and The Hague councillor & Metropole Region The Hague Rotterdam (MRDH) director Robert van Asten promoted this last week during a working visit to North Rhine-Westphalia. Representatives of the Rotterdam Port Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management were also present.

The importance of cooperation was emphasised during various talks with, among others, Europe Minister Christian Holthof-Pfortner of North Rhine-Westphalia and top man Erich Staake of the largest European inland port in Duisburg.

Various means of transport

The parties aspire to promote a greater variety of modes of transport and to make the inland transport cleaner by having vessels use alternative fuels, such as hydrogen.

The working visit is prelude to the signing of a Joint Agenda on Mobility and Transport of the Provinces of Overijssel, Gelderland, Limburg and Noord-Brabant with North Rhine-Westphalia, on 25 February in Zwolle.