Betuweroute

Betuweroute

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Betuweroute is a double track freight railway from Rotterdam to Germany. Betuweroute is the official name, after the Betuwe area through which it passes, but the line is popularly referred to as Betuwelijn, after an older track in the same region. The Germans have christened their part the Hollandstrecke. Together they form Project nr. 5 of Trans-European Transport Networks. It is among the most costly and most controversial large scale government projects ever constructed in the country. Preliminary investigations into the future of west-east transport began in 1985 by the Van Bonde commission. The main advocate of the line was the then minister Neelie Kroes, now a Commissioner in the European Union. In 1992 the German and Dutch governments signed the Treaty of Warnem nde, a treaty on enhancing rail traffic, especially on the tracks from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Duisburg. The original plans foresaw three branches towards Germany. However, the northern branch via Oldenzaal was abandoned in 1999 and the southernmost track via Venlo saw the axe in 2004. In the same year, the courts forbade the construction of a large logistics centre near Valburg.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135918036
  • 9786135918038