Face-to-face contact is still a vital business requirement especiallly in the knowledge-based economy. A smooth circulation of knowledge workers needs a strong transport infrastructure - regardless of national borders. The ROCK-project develops international, interoperable and consumer-friendly rail services.
The ROCK partnership consists of regional authorities, communities and transport companies from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Together, they have the critical mass to boost passenger transportation at a high level of scale, both cross-border and transnational.
The ROCK projects realise transnational mobility measures that have a high impact at a rather small budget. They create missing links for cross-border railway connections, implement international integrated ticketing systems and establish mobile passenger travel information.
The ROCK projects improve cross-border railway connections between knowledge regions in North West Europe.
This part of RoCK will improve the connectivity of the rail connection Eindhoven-Venlo-Mönchengladbach-Düsseldorf by using existing infrastructure and removing… [more]
Within the investment 'IC connection Eindhoven-Aachen', an existing rail connection between two important knowledge regions 'Brainport' Eindhoven and Aachen will be upgraded… [more]
Under the framework of previous Interreg projects and the Belgian Spartacus plan, a light-rail connection between Hasselt and Maastricht is being developed. This investment… [more]
It is planed to run Transmanche Metro on the existing high-speed rail infrastructure to compliment Eurostar services. It will connect East London, North Kent, Ashford, Hastings… [more]
This part of the project involves concrete steps towards an intergrated ticketing frame for transnational traffic. Integration will take place in different respects: territorially… [more]