The government is making 1 million euros available to enable an extra fourth train per hour between Leeuwarden and Sneek.
The Leeuwarder Courant reports that the amount has been included in the budget for infrastructure projects for the coming year. With the money, adjustments can be made to the yard and sidings on the Leeuwarder side, so that the rail complex can store an extra train in the newly widened yard.
Leeuwarder councilor Friso Douwstra is content with the plans. From Sneek, travellers can continue on to Stavoren, on the coast of the IJsselmeer, where a ferry connects to Enkhuizen in the province of North Holland.
In Leeuwarden they’re also working hard on realising a fourth train per hour to Zwolle. There is already a fourth train per hour on the Leeuwarden-Meppel route. Travelers will have to wait until 2021 for all rail work at Zwolle to finish, only then can the sprinters continue on from Meppel.