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Rotterdam to Redirect Port Section of Betuwe Route

[ March 11, 2016   //   ]

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced that it is going to redirect approximately 4 kilometers of the port (or first) section of the Betuwe Route. As a result, the railway line will no longer run over the Caland Bridge, so that shipping and rail traffic will cease to get in each other’s way from 2020 onwards. The effort will also reduce noise.
The Port Authority will construct the new route and then hand the railway line over to ProRail.
Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented that connections served by this route are important to the port’s competitive position. “That’s why we want to see a solution to the capacity problem,” he said.

Rotterdam to Redirect