The investment facilitates the realisation of an hourly Intercity connection on the corridor den Haag/Rotterdam–Eindhoven–Düsseldorf by using existing infrastructure as much as possible and by removing technical, regulatory and organisational barriers. This calls for a creative solution that generates a maximum outcome with the available budget.
In the European network of knowledge regions, the 'Brainport' Eindhoven, Brabantstad and the Ruhr area are prominent members. To strengthen economic cooperation between these knowledge regions, fast and efficient rail connections are necessary. These connections are missing between Eindhoven and Düsseldorf, even though the basic rail infrastructure is present.