AnsaldoBreda has initiated an appeal based on an urgent procedure as it wants to establish which technical issues were cited in the reports and whether the findings led SNCB to cancel its order, lift the bank guarantees on the contract, and prepare compensation and indemnity claims. The appeal hearing is due to take place on September 19.

AnsaldoBreda wants a new, independent report to be commissioned on the V250, its technical problems and potential future use.

NS Financial Services, which placed the Dutch V250 order, has still not cancelled its contract and has even indicated that it may still accept the trains if the technical problems are resolved, although it is unlikely the emus will be used on the services for which they were ordered.