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Feasibility studies

Re-opening Public Transport Nijmegen - Kleve

Client: ProRail
Partner: Mott MacDonald
End: 2010

In the framework of the Interreg project Sintropher (Sustainable Integrated Tram-Based Transport Options for Peripheral European Regions) and mandated by the Dutch network operator ProRail TTK together with Mott MacDonald (NL) studies the possibility of a reintroduction of rail passenger transport between Nijmegen and Kleve.
Within the Euregio Rhine-Waal there are already strong links in the sectors health, education and shopping between the two centres Nijmegen and Kleve; these are to be improved also on the level of public transport.
Since 1991 there has been neither goods nor passenger rail transport on the non-electrified single track line between Nijmegen and Kleve (formerly part of the rail connection from Amsterdam to Klagenfurt). A railcycle draisine between Kranenburg and Groesbeek/Kleve has now become a tourist attraction on part of the line.

With Lot2 the TTK-Motts-Team carries out the technical part of the study; Lot1 comprises the topics related to transport planning and economics.

The study is to show if and in which form a reintroduction of rail public transport is possible. To this end a number of variants are analysed:

  • Extension of the regional rail line Düsseldorf-Kleve to Nijme-gen,
  • Tramtrain between Kleve and Nijmegen with the possibility of connecting to the planned City-Tram in Nijmegen,
  • Tramtrain-connection Nijme-gem – Kleve and onward to the regional airport at Weeze.
TTK undertakes the following parts:
  • Infrastructure planning,
  • Operational planning,
  • Summary of German and Dutch laws and regulations concerning railway and Tram/Tramtrain,
  • Strategic support to ProRail.
Download E-4300 Sintropher Nijmegen Kleve lfd
Re-opening Public Transport Nijmegen - Kleve

Feasibility study for the re-introduction of cross-border rail public transport between Nijmegen, Kleve and Weeze Air-port (Project Sintropher, Interreg)