Railterminal Gelderland one step closer to realisation

Construction of Railterminal Gelderland in the Netherlands is one step closer to realisation. The choice for Valburg as its location has now also been approved by the Provincial Council of the Province of Gelderland. This is an important milestone for the possible realisation of the terminal, according to the province, as only an appeal can now stand in the way.

The Provincial Council of the Province of Gelderland approved the Integration Decree for the Rail Terminal Gelderland, after it had been approved by other authorities earlier. An appeal against the decision can be submitted to the Council of State from 15 July to 25 August 2021. The Council of State will make a decision on any appeals after approximately six months.

From access road to construction

In addition to confirming the location, the decision includes the construction of the access road, the adaptation of the Rijksweg Zuid-Reethsestraat intersection and the landscape integration. It also includes additional measures for landscape and sustainability, such as the use of electrical equipment at the rail terminal.

The province of Gelderland will now need to start the tender for an operator. This operator will then set up and operate/operate the RTG site. The shovel is expected to go into the ground in 2023.

Rhine-Alpine European freight corridor

Gelderland is part of the Rhine-Alpine European freight corridor. The A15, Waal, Rijn and Betuweroute are part of this transport corridor that ends in Genoa. The Netherlands is working on strengthening the corridor and making logistics more sustainable. With the realization of the RTG, companies in Gelderland/East Netherlands can further transport their goods from the road on the Betuweroute. This leads to less CO2 emissions and fewer traffic jams.

Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor of RailFreight.com and chief editor of the ProMedia Group online magazines.

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