News - May 30, 2013

Support for late-night trains

Political youth lobby for Gelderland night trains.

Gelderland wants a better train link with the big cities of the 'Randstad' (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) in the small hours of the morning. An online petition about this by the Young Democrats and Green Left youth party Dwars got 700 signatures this month, 40 of them from Wageningen. The petition provides support for the request by the urban region of Arnhem-Nijmegen to the national railway network NS for a late-night service for these cities from 2015. The urban region's plan does not currently include Ede-Wageningen station, but the youth political parties do have it on their radar of course. Enquiries by Resource suggest that most local parties are positive about the idea too.