Transport ministry scraps major road projects and railway investment

The transport ministry is to scrap planned spending totalling €6.4bn on new roads and improving the railways as part of the government’s budget cuts.

Six major road projects will not now go ahead or will be delayed for several years. These include improvements to the A67 and N23 in Noord-Holland.

Plans to improve the Schiphol-Lelystad railway line and increase the use of heavy goods trains will also be put on the back burner, transport minister Melanie Schultz said.

More on the plans (Dutch)