about eurekarail

EurekaRail works to ensure that the missing links for borderless train travel can be provided rapidly. But also to remove obstacles. After all, fast train connections benefit economic development and cultural exchange, with the added advantage that trains are far better for the environment than cars.

In EurekaRail, the provinces of Limburg and Noord-Brabant, together with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, work to bring about ‘borderless’ train connections. This is the subject of intensive consultations with public authorities in Belgium and Germany and all transport companies involved.

European contributions

The European Union’s financing facility for European connections is bearing half of the costs for the 3EUStates2Cross project, better known as EurekaRail. A total amount of € 4,757,500 has been set aside for this purpose. The European Union will bear the cost of 40% of the infrastructure requirements along the route Heerlen-Aachen. That amounts to € 28.6 million. of a total of € 71.2 million.

This is where EurekaRail comes from

Eureka! I have it… Archimedes is alleged to have said after discovering Archimedes’ Principle. A joyous exclamation after solving a difficult problem. EurekaRail consists of several parties that are jointly working to address the issue of cross-border rail traffic in the south of the Netherlands. In EurekaRail, the provinces of Limburg and Noord-Brabant join forces. The European Union provides financial support.

Do you wish to know more? E-mail us: info@eurekarail.net.