Hasselt – Maastricht tramway

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Sneltram Hasselt - Maastricht
Overview
Locale

Flag of Limburg (Belgium).svg Province of Limburg, Belgium

Flag of Maastricht.svg Maastricht, Province of Limburg, Netherlands
Transit type fast tram / light rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 13
Website tramvlaanderenmaastricht.nl
Operation
Began operation 2020
Operator(s) De Lijn
Technical
System length ± 30 km.

The Hasselt – Maastricht tramway (Dutch: Sneltram Hasselt - Maastricht) is a proposed fast tram system linking Hasselt, Belgian province of Limburg and Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg. The project is part of the Spartacusplan of Belgian Limburg, proposed by the Belgian transport company De Lijn, with the aim to improve the province's transport links. The tramway was originally proposed to open in 2017, but is now scheduled for 2021[1].

Because a bridge would need to be reconstructed, tram services are not going to reach Maastricht station in the first place, but instead terminate at Maastricht Mosae Forum.

The tramway will run on a combination of new and old (to be reactivated) railways, and will facilitate an easier connection in a northeasternly direction between Maastricht (incl. the overall southern part of the Dutch Limburg province) and Antwerp (via Hasselt), as current rail services from the Dutch province to Belgium are solely in the southernly direction of Liège-Guillemins (via Maastricht).

Proposed tram stops[edit]

Stop Location Image Opened Additional information
Hasselt SNCB logo.svg DE LIJN.svg Hasselt Hasselt - Station Hasselt.jpg 1847 Tramway to commence service in 2020
Kanaalkom Hasselt est. 2020
Kolonel Dusartplein Hasselt est. 2020
Provinciehuis Hasselt est. 2020
Campus Universiteit Hasselt Diepenbeek est. 2020
Diepenbeek Diepenbeek est. 2020
Beverst Beverst est. 2020
Munsterbilzen Munsterbilzen est. 2020
Bilzen Bilzen est. 2020
Lanaken Lanaken est. 2020
Belvédère Maastricht est. 2020
Maastricht-Centrum Maastricht est. 2020
Maastricht Nederlandse spoorwegen logo.svg SNCB logo.svg Veolia-transport.svg DE LIJN.svg TEC Wallonne logo.png Maastricht Maastricht Station R01.jpg 1853 Tramway to commence service later

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akkoord over tram Hasselt-Maastricht" (in Dutch). OV magazine. 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2017-03-19. De sneltram moet vanaf 2021 tussen Hasselt en Maastricht gaan pendelen. 

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