'Three Countries Train' between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany enters service


From now on, anyone who wants to travel smoothly, quickly, reliably, safely and sustainably in the Belgian-Dutch-German Euroregion will choose the direct, frequent connections with the 'Three Countries Train' (Drielandentrein / Train des trois pays / Dreiländerzug).

There will now be a train once an hour between Aachen and Liège via Maastricht, with no connections. With one ticket and one fare. This new connection further opens up the European high-speed rail network. It will become easier to transit to destinations such as Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, London, Cologne, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.

In recent years, governments, rail companies and operators have been working to improve this connection, including through additional electrification work. Passenger rail travel in the region is expected to grow substantially and the car is more likely to remain in the garage when it comes to short trips. Which, in turn, supports the climate goals of the European Green Deal. Beneficial for people and the environment.