Gout-van Sinderen's decision to leave Prorail follows the Dutch government's recent announcement that Prorail will cease to be an independent state-owned company and will instead become an executive of the Ministry of Infrastructure. This change, initiated by the Ministry of Transport, is part of a new strategy for rail being developed by the Dutch government.

Gout-van Sinderen will leave Prorail on July 1 following three years as CEO, giving time for the board of Prorail to appoint a successor.