Starting in 2020, buses in Assen and Emmen will be converted to electric, and bus travel will be a bit faster from that point forward: the Qliner buses will have a higher speed limit.
Translation by Traci White
RTV Drenthe reports that in addition to the buses going electric, some of the buses will also be able to travel more quickly: currently, Qliner buses cannot drive faster than 80 kilometres per hour, but starting in December, they will be able to drive 100 kph. The higher speed limit for the buses will mean that a trip between Emmen and Groningen will be two minutes shorter.
The Pubic Transportation Bureau says that there will also be four extra double decker buses which will mainly be running during the morning and evening rush hours.
The Public Transportation Bureau for Groningen and Drenthe officially presented the bus service plans on Wednesday, and the general public can provide feedback on the plans through 14 June. Part of the new plans is changes to the current bus times: some routes will have additional buses running, but some others will have fewer.
The Public Transport Bureau has published all of the planned route changes on their site. Once the bus services have been confirmed in late June, they will be implemented starting in December of 2019.
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