In exciting news from the Netherlands, the development project at one of Citizens’ Rail’s target stations is rapidly becoming a reality.
The neighbourhood around Kerkrade Centrum station, located just south of Heerlen, is the focus of a development plan that will see the arrival of Creative City – comprising a technical museum, “earth theatre” and Red Dot Design Laboratory. The attractions are anticipated to attract more than a million visitors per year, and are now scheduled to open in autumn 2015.
To complement this, as part of Citizens’ Rail local residents and businesses have been working with their regional authority, Parkstad Limburg, to plan improvements to the station. The end of 2015 will see work begin on car parking improvements, a level crossing between the car park and Creative City, and a new design to provide a bus stop, Kiss & Ride and taxi rank in front of the station.