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First ‘three countries train’ inaugurated at Liège-Guillemins station goes public on 30 June

07:32 28/06/2024

The ‘three countries train’ connecting the stations of Liège-Guillemins, Maastricht and Aachen, has been inaugurated in Liège ahead of going public on 30 June, reports Le Soir.

Passengers disembarked at Liège-Guillemins station on Wednesday at around 14.30 after travelling from Aachen. Belgian waffles greeted them on the platform of the international station along with local and federal authorities, including vice-president of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Frédéric Daerden and federal minister of mobility Georges Gilkinet.

The new rail connection between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany is operated by the Arriva company in cooperation with SNCB and the Dutch railway operator NS.  

It will also stop in Bressoux and Visé in the province of Liège, before continuing towards the Netherlands and Germany, with stops in Eijsden, Maastricht Randwijck, Valkenburg, Heerlen, Landgraaf and Herzogenrath, ending with Aachen. Connections will be scheduled every hour.

“Transport tickets are available via all SNCB sales channels,” announced the Belgian railway company. “The usual tickets are valid for each destination of this new route, whether it is a standard or reduced fare ticket. Holders of an SNCB season ticket to Maastricht will also be able to take this train,” the rail operator clarified.

Photo: ©Ville de Liège


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