Topic: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

Dutch Railways tests ATO on Hanzelijn

Dutch Railways successfully tests ATO

Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has successfully performed overnight tests of Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The technology has been examined on the Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle. For the trial journeys, NS has...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Dutch Railways will perform ATO overnight tests

Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will test Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle. The operator will examine the unmanned driving at the nighttime between 10th and 11th December. Its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Nightjet train, source: ÖBB

Night trains will return to Netherlands in 2020

After a four-year break, night trains will return to the Netherlands. They will connect the country with Germany and Austria. The new daily service will be provided by Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Steendijkpolder metro station of the Hoekse Lijn, source: Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram (RET)

New extension of Rotterdam Metro launched

Line B of Rotterdam Metro received a new extension linking the western parts of the Rotterdam – The Hague metropolitan area with the city core of Rotterdam. The new addendum is available for passengers from...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Scraping NS Class 1700 locomotive, source: Paul van den Bogaard

From locomotive to scrap in 36 hours

Waste processing firm Beelen is working on the disassembly of 35 locomotives from the 1700 series previously operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). On average, four locomotives per week are made into scrap. This involves all...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard