On Thursday, 15 December 2016, right on the border, representatives of Flanders and the Netherlands reached a new agreement paving the way for the new tram connection between Maastricht and Hasselt. An agreement was made for an updated route and for the Dutch making an additional financial contribution. The plans for a fast tram line between Hasselt and Maastricht were at a dead end due to problems surrounding the exact route on the Netherlands side.
The new agreement includes an updated route. The final stop of the fast tram is at the Mosae Forum in Maastricht and thus not at Central Station, as was previously the case. Arcadis Landscape Architecture & Urban Construction created the Visual Quality Plan and the Provisional Design (PD+) for the Tram Vlaanderen Maastricht (TVM) project. With this design, the Province and the City of Maastricht want to work out the ambition they expressed of achieving ‘robust and sustainable accessibility’. The final quality will benefit every type of traveller in ‘‘the tram that goes on time’’ in ‘‘a comfortable and safe environment’’. An optimal appearance combined with excellent functionality is essential.
|Location||Maastricht Google Maps|
|Design||2014 - 2016|
|Client||Municipality of Maastricht|
|Team||Luc Veeger, Hans Smolenaers|