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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…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has intervened in the management of its subsidiaries Qbuzz and Abellio after uncovering what it describes as "serious irregularities" during an internal compliance investigation into tendering for…
THE first dynamic tests on Amsterdam's 9.8km North-South Line were made on April 21 using an M4 train from the Ring Line propelled by a shunting tractor. The tests took…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has finalised a €280m contract with Stadler for the supply of 58 160km/h Flirt EMUs.
A new course in Railway Technology offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and developed with industry partners is aiming to encourage young people to enter railway engineering. Roepesh…
DUTCH Minister of Finance, Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, has informed the Dutch Parliament that Netherlands Railways (NS) will stop ordering trains through its Irish leasing subsidiary NS Financial Services Company which…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has awarded Dutch telecommunications provider KPN a contract to supply, install and maintain 1400 GSM-R cab radios for its fleet of locomotives, multiple units and driving trailers.
SIX major players in the rail industry came together in Utrecht on March 4 to launch Railsponsible, a new international procurement initiative which aims to achieve improvements in sustainability throughout…
At the start of this year new 10-year concessions came into effect for infrastructure management and operation of passenger services on most of the Dutch railway network. Quintus Vosman considers…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption in the tender for a €510m contract to supply 118 Sprinter EMUs, which was awarded to CAF in December.
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