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NS InterCity Next Generation train, source: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

Dutch Railways orders extra ICNG trains

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has ordered an additional batch of the InterCity Next Generation (ICNG) trains from Alstom. The French manufacturer will supply 18 eight-car units. They will run on the high-speed route...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Smoking zone at train station in Netherlands, source: ProRail

Dutch train stations to be totally smoke-free

The rail infrastructure manager ProRail wants to make all train stations in the Netherlands totally smoke-free. Currently, the passengers can smoke only in the special zones located at the stations. In two years these areas...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Train Maastricht - Aachen, source: Arriva

NMBS has no plans for its own Three Countries Train

For a number of years, Dutch and Belgian authorities, rail operators and rail infrastructure managers have been discussing an international rail connection between four cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Until the Dutch trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
A drone inspection of a railway bridge, source: NS

Dutch Railways inspects train stations with drones

Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will carry out maintenance inspections at stations using drones. Last month a successful test flight took place at Utrecht Centraal station and in the Moreelse Bridge over the...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Night tests of Urbos tram in Amsterdam, source: GVB

Night tests of Urbos tram in Amsterdam

GVB, a public transport operator for Amsterdam, has started the nocturnal tests of the brand new Urbos tram. The trials will take six weeks. The nocturnal tests began in the late evening of 28 May. Firstly,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

Netherlands approves ERTMS deployment by 2050

The Dutch Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to deploy the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). It will replace the 60-year-old automatic train control solutions. ERTMS will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko