HSL South

NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has confirmed it is planning to boost seating capacity on domestic services on HSL South in addition to the previously-announced increase in frequencies to cope with a…
JOURNEY times for the hourly inter-city service between Amsterdam and Brussels were cut by half an hour on April 9, when trains were re-routed to run via the entire length…
INFRASPEED, the PPP concessionaire responsible for maintaining HSL South, is seeking €10m in damages from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure amid claims that use of conventional locomotives and rolling stock…
THE Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure has fined both Netherlands Railways (NS) and Prorail for failing to meet contractually-agreed performance levels.
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has never strayed far from controversy in recent years. In January 2013 Fyra high-speed services on HSL South collapsed following the withdrawal of the AnsaldoBreda V250 trains…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised a second and final option with Bombardier for eight additional class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives, taking its fleet to 45 units.
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has selected Alstom as preferred bidder in the best and final offer phase for a contract to supply a fleet of 200km/h EMUs under its Intercity New…
DUTCH secretary of state for infrastructure Mrs Wilma Mansveld resigned on October 28 following the publication of a report into the Fyra high-speed fiasco, which places the blame for the…
A STUDY commissioned by Dutch infrastructure manager Prorail has found that the quality of concrete used on some parts of the HSL South high-speed line between Amsterdam and the Belgian…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has exercised an option with Bombardier for 18 additional class 186 Traxx multi-system locomotives, which will be used to operate 160km/h passenger services from Amsterdam to Rotterdam…
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