Northern Business could suffer from the lack of improvements
Translated by Thomas Ansell
A quick connection between the Randstad and the Northern Netherlands is required for the Northern Dutch business climate to be maintained, says VNO-NCW MKB Noord, an organisation of Northern business owners. As reported in the Omrop Fryslân.
They are calling for as quick development as possible on the so-called ‘Lely-line’ (which follows the coast of Flevoland through the city of Lelystad), and connects Groningen to Amsterdam-Zuid. To help with this, the group are organising a symposium.
Having this faster link to the Randstad is better for the housing market, makes sure that there is less congestion at Zwolle, and supports sustainable transport, says the organisation Their symposium will be held on 2 December in Drachten: which the group says is ‘the biggest city in the Netherlands without a train station’- and that must change.
Before the Lely-line can be realised, it must gain more support from citizens. The symposium will hope to bring this about by having experts and stakeholders peak about the precise plans for the route, and the urgency of a faster train connection.
The organisation also hopes to bring potential users and those who would be affected by the building of the line in to the conversation. This would take the form of a ‘talk-show’ co-organised with both the Dagblad van het Noorden and the Leeuwarder Courant.
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