25 Nov 19

€1 billion investments in accessibility Schiphol and Eindhoven Airport

The Dutch national government and local authorities have published a plan to improve infrastructure in heavily congested areas. In all, the investments amount to over 1 billion euro.

The largest part of the plans should be carried out by 2025. In developing these projects, the authorities also aim to respect the more stringent emission standards. A spokesperson for the Dutch government confirmed that these developments are part of the projects that will be made possible by the lower Dutch maximum speed limit.

These are some of the bottlenecks that will be addressed:

  • Adding lanes to motorways and local roads and public transport improvements in the region between Amsterdam and Hoorn (€539m). This includes additional lanes on the A7 and A8 motorways and improvements for cyclists and public transport.
  • Improving infrastructure around Schiphol airport (€237m) in preparation of increase of passenger numbers, which is expected to go up from 109,000 to 125,000.
  • Addressing congestion on the A50 motorway between Nijmegen and Eindhoven (€103m).
  • An efficient public transport link between Eindhoven railway station and Eindhoven airport.

Image: Eindhoven airport

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck