Netherlands

ELECTRIFICATION of the 6.5km cross-border link between Landgraaf, Netherlands, and Herzogenrath, Germany, was officially launched on April 17 by Mr Heiko Sedlaczek, director of Rhineland Local Transport, Mr Hubert Mackus,…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched a new smartphone app to help passengers travelling between Arnhem, Nijmegen and Den Bosch to locate available seats on trains.
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…
THE 11km North-South metro line in Amsterdam will finally open on July 22, 15 years after work began on the €3.2bn project and more than a decade after it was…
THALYS has announced it is planning to launch new services from Amsterdam to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Marne-la-Vallée, the station serving Disneyland Paris, in April 2019.
THE Dutch secretary of state for infrastructure, Mrs Stientje van Veldhoven, has imposed a €1.27m fine on infrastructure manager Prorail for failing to meet performance benchmarks last year.
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…
GERMAN Rail (DB) recorded a 37% increase in ridership on its ICE service linking Frankfurt, Cologne and Brussels in 2017, while traffic on the Frankfurt - Cologne - Amsterdam corridor…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) announced on March 1 that it is planning to extend the midlife refurbishment of its VIRM double-deck EMUs to a further 45 trains at a cost of…
PROFITS at Netherlands Railways (NS) dropped considerably in 2017 to €24m from €212m in 2016 mostly due to the €41m fine imposed against the railway by Dutch regulatory body ACM…
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