1. M3 – Mobility without Borders in the Euregio Maas-Rhein

Already today the ÖPNV in the Euregio Maas-Rhein offers numerous transbordering bus and railway connections as well as tariffs. Still not all possibilities are emptied to establish an attractive ÖPNV-net in the three country corner between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. All euregional actors work together intensively to reduce existing border obstacles. So will in the future additional railway and bus connections, as well as euregional tariffs be created. New technologies in the ticketing area will be introduced, and offers will be communicated precisely, to strengthen bus and railway as climate-friendly means of transport.


Projects we set into motion for you:

  • Extension of IC Eindhoven – Heerlen to Aachen

  • Extension of the railway route Heerlen – Herzogenrath

  • Extension of the euregiobahn Alsdorf – Stolberg (circle railway)

  • Revaluation of the euregioAIXpress Aachen – Liège

  • Railway connection Maastricht – Heerlen – Kerkrade – „Via Avantis“ – to Aachen

  • Speed tramway between Maastrichtand  Hasselt



2. RoCK – Regions of Connected Knowledge

Whether Madrid – Barcelona, Brussels – Cologne – Frankfurt or Paris - London, the member states of the European Union extended the high speed railway net immensely. Meanwhile, it takes railway travellers only a few hours to their holiday in the Provence or a shopping trip in Paris – often even faster than by aeroplane.

But also the employees of the more and more Europe wide cooperating corporations and authorities appreciate the high-speed connections. Meeting in London at twelve o' clock? No problem. From Cologne it is possible, for example, to get directly into the centre of London within 4 hours. Another example: Six months internship in Brussels? Because of the short travel duration of one hour between Aachen and Brussels it is not necessary to move. Europe consequently grows together on the railway too.

Because of the increasing significance of the high-speed train stations it is necessary to optimize the interfaces of the different regions between the high-speed and the shuttle traffic. But at present the situation for the train customers is still unsatisfactory: Why is the high-speed-traffic in many cases not well networked with the regional-traffic? Can I use the local traffic with my ticket at my starting and target place? Can I buy an extended ticket comfortably out of the train with my mobile phone? Questions which have to be solved.

The partners in the INTERREG-IVB-Projekt RoCK – Regions of Connected Knowledge – made it their goal to improve these, for the customer often unsatisfying, situations, within the bounds of concrete projects.


Therefore, in the bounds of project parts, or rather actions such as

  • IC Eindhoven – Venlo – Düsseldorf,
  • IC Eindhoven – Heerlen – Aachen,
  • Sneltram Hasselt – Maastricht,
  • Campusbahn Aachen,


for different subject areas different solutions are developed and rapidly put into practice.

More informations:


Leisure Guide

Rapid Traffic Plan


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