Express Tramline Hasselt-Maastricht

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From 2015 to 2019
Belgium and The Netherlands are planning to realise a tram connection between the train stations of Hasselt and Maastricht.
In early 2015, a review revealed that the trajectory between the centre of Maastricht and Maastricht station doesn’t fit within the predetermined project framework.  That is why, at that time, it was decided to explore the possibilities to shorten the trajectory and provide a tram terminal in the centre of Maastricht, rather than at the train station of Maastricht.  Within this framework, several studies were conducted. 

Between 2015 and 2019, TML conducted four additional studies:
  • In 2015, TML was commissioned by De Lijn Limburg to review the studies that had been conducted within the project’s framework.  In this respect, TML validated the estimates of the shortening of the trajectory, with an indication of the certainties and uncertainties of the estimates of the number of expected travelers.
  • In 2016, the Dutch consultancy agency Goudappel Coffeng and TML were commissioned by the Province of Limburg to conduct a further investigation to research the effects of a shortened tram trajectory. This study researched the following elements:
    • An adjusted prognosis of the transport value effects of a terminal within Maastricht centre
    • The financial impacts of a shortened tram trajectory on the exploitation revenues of De Lijn
    • The possible added value of an improved and cheaper ‘to and from’ transport for the tram travelers in Maastricht
  • In 2018, TML was asked by De Lijn Limburg to update the applied tariffs and tariff system, using the more recent data of 2018.  Additionally, we re-assessed some assumptions and updated where relevant.  This specifically applies to the factor used to convert the transport value and revenues per working day to a full year, and the estimation of the revenues of the express tram.
  • In 2019, we conducted another study commissioned by De Lijn Limburg to investigate the effects of various possible route scenarios in Hasselt


From 2015 to 2019


De Lijn Limburg



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Dirk Engels, Gitte Van Den Bergh
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