How to optimise the mobility chain in the cities and rural areas along the Wunderline? How are cities, municipalities as well as rural districts going to be able to benefit from this and what do these involved parties themselves think about it? These as well as other questions were addressed on 17 January in the Leer Castle in Germany by representatives of municipalities, districts and public transportation experts.

„The Wunderline can undoubtedly give a boost to trade and industry as well as to the cultural sector in our border region. It is key to jointly create the conditions necessary to enable this option. This is a train we definitely shouldn’t miss. “, District Council Member Matthias Groote stated.

Apart from the latter’s inspiring opening of the meeting, in which he made clear how paramount the Wunderline shall be in terms of enforcing the region, a number of other presentations were also provided regarding the region’s mobility chain. In addition, an up-to-date assessment regarding the Wunderline research efforts was shared with the 45 guests from Northern Germany and the Northern Netherlands. Subsequently brainstorming workshops were held on how to improve the mobility chain in the region. And lastly, the participants changed minds in a world café setting about the improvement of time tabling, the integration of car and bicycle transportation, and bus and other alternative forms of public transportation as well as about marketing and traveller’s behaviour. In short: an inspiring day, of which the results will certainly have a follow-up.

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