Fyra

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…
FOLLOWING its recent decision to acquire 17 of the 19 redundant AnsaldoBreda V250 Fyra high-speed trains, Trenitalia has revealed its plans to modify the trains for operation in Italy.
TRENITALIA confirmed on August 11 that it has acquired 17 of the 19 AnsaldoBreda V250 trains ordered by Netherlands Railways (NS) and Belgian National Railways (SNCB), which were rendered surplus…
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 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…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) turnover for 2015 increased by 20% to €4973m – but profits fell by €62m to €118m.
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…
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…
A cross-party Dutch parliamentary committee, set up in December 2013 to investigate the V250 Fyra high-speed train fiasco, will start public hearings on May 18 which will continue until June…
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