electrification of the landgraaf herzogenrath line

Two stretches of 15 kilometres on the route between Heerlen and Landgraaf and Herzogenrath/Aachen have been electrified in 2018, and an electric train began service between Maastricht and Aachen in February 2019. This makes a major bottleneck between Heerlen and Aachen a thing of the past.

The rail line between Heerlen and Landgraaf was also doubled in 2021 and 2022. The goal for 2023 is to have a train running between Maastricht and Aachen two times per hour. Proposals have been submitted for an Intercity connection between Eindhoven and Aachen using the infrastructure that has already been built.