The train arrived at the facility on March 28, completing its journey from Spain via Germany.

NS placed a €510m order with CAF in December 2015 for 118 of the 1.5kV dc suburban trains, which are based on CAF’s Civity platform. The order comprises 68 three-car and 50 four-car sets.

The first SNG trains are due to enter service with NS in December 2018, expanding the fleet to accommodate rapidly-rising traffic and enabling the withdrawal of ageing SGMm two and three-car Sprinter EMUs.

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