The Betuwelijn is a 160 km freight-only railway line between Rotterdam port and the German border. First mooted in 1994, the railway was given the green light in 1996 and finally became operational in June 2007, after endless delays. The final cost of the project was over €4.6bn. The government expects 150 freight trains a day to use the railway once it really takes off. It hasn’t yet.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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