The province has developed a vision of the future in its Provincial Traffic & Transport Plan (PVVP) which focuses on the traveller’s needs and perceptions. Other key words in the plan are: Sustainability, innovation, safety and alignment with the spatial vision.
Roads and railways
The roads and railways running along Europe’s north (Amsterdam) - south (Maastricht, Luxembourg, Paris) and west (Rotterdam, Vlissingen, Antwerp) - east (Venlo, Düsseldorf) axes pass through Brabant.
The many logistics companies based in Brabant provide shipping services on international routes, from which the local processing and food industries also benefit. Fresh products from Brabant are therefore readily available in shops up to 450 km away.
To the north, running parallel with the Meuse River, the Betuwe railway line connects Rotterdam to the German hinterland. The province’s waterways – the Meuse River and numerous canals – and ports are indispensable to a region that processes raw materials and goods in such vast quantities.
Airline travel and TGV
The people of Brabant seeking swift, long-distance passenger transport have the choice of using either the regional airport in Eindhoven or the international ones in Amsterdam and Brussels, while Breda railway station provides TGV (the French high-speed train) connections to numerous destinations.