Activities in West Flanders are chiefly demonstration projects at stations, to improve interchange and the station experience.
These will act as a test bed for better facilities, to include:
- Platform adjustments for train-to-tram interchange
- Relocation of bus stands
- Enhanced passenger circulation
- Integrated customer information systems (CIS)
- Renewable solar-powered facilities
A tramway extension from Koksijde to Veurne is planned to better link the coast and the SNCB railway (separate from Sintropher). This will create a regional hub at Veurne and for the Westhoek more generally.
The work will be carried out jointly by De Lijn and Veurne (€1.2m)
As a new junction station for the coast tram, the interchange point at Koksijde will complement the hub at Veurne, with a particular emphasis on a Park and Ride facility for tourists arriving via the coastal motorway (E40). Funding here will amount to €0.6m.
Sintropher will invest in a pilot demonstration project to upgrade the station facilities as a train-bus interchange (no tram), to a total of €0.9m.
West Flanders is leading on the study into improved multimodal interchanges (Work Package 3).