Photo NS: Commissioning of new water tap point at Heerlen station by Anneke de Vries (li) and Sebastiaan de Wilde (re).
NS signs for membership of Holland Property Plaza. With their membership, NS would like to make a connection with the public parties and market players within the HPP Community. By engaging in discussions and sharing knowledge at a decision making level, NS hopes to jointly define the role of the station within the city and in a broader regional and strategic planning context.
The development of station locations has been the theme of HPP’s meetings for its members on several occasions in recent years. Last February, NS, ProRail and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management joined to provide insight into their joint Ontwikkelagenda Toekomstbeeld OV 4040, which aims to develop better stations for all users.
Sharing knowledge at a high strategic level
Holland Property Plaza and NS see the power of exchanging thoughts on the future of station areas at a high strategic level. Christa Thijssen (Director HPP): ‘The exchange between the representatives of cities, developers and prominent stakeholders around the development of station locations during our meetings is promising and shows the extraordinary Dutch expertise in cooperation.’
Sustainable accessibility of the Netherlands through cooperation
Anneke de Vries (Director Stations and RvB lid NS) and Sebastiaan de Wilde (Director of Real Estate NS Stations) act as NS representatives in the HPP Community. Anneke:
‘We see the exchange of knowledge between parties in the HPP network as a great opportunity to work on our strategy, which is to make the Netherlands sustainably accessible for everyone.’
HPP’s next online meeting on this topic is scheduled for Thursday, June 3 and will focus on the future of stations. Several municipalities including Groningen, Nijmegen, Schiedam and Tilburg will participate to provide insight into the development of their railway stations and which parties they are looking for in this regard.