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 will boost the connectivity between Maastricht University and Hasselt University, two important knowledge centres. The travel time will be halved from 71 to 36 minutes, thus strengthening existing cooperation.
The local students are extremely dependent on public transport. They will benefit from study, exchange and apprenticeship possibilities when this connection is ready.