Topic: Netherlands

New switch positioning system on Dutch tracks

In the Netherlands, hundreds of new switches are installed every year. They are positioned on the basis of measurements, mental arithmetic and the placement of a distance measuring gauge. Consequently, the chance of errors is...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Railways remind passengers about social distancing

Railway undertakings and infrastructure managers across Europe raise awareness of coronavirus. Among other things, they are calling the passengers to keep the distance between each other. To this end, the railway companies install the special...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Double-decker train of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), source: TU Delft

Slower trains do not reduce vibrations

The lower speed of passenger trains does not reduce the vibrations near level crossings. This was concluded by Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail and national railway operator NS after three-month tests in the province of...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Track replacement in the Netherlands, source: ProRail

Transformation of ProRail: what does it mean?

“Since ProRail is functioning so well, why would you want to alter it?”. And so began a talk by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Hendrik Dronkers from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management on the transformation...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 19 March

RailTech continues to inform about the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. Below you can find some highlights of Thursday, 19 March. Earlier, we have published similar updates on Wednesday, 18 March,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 17 March

RailTech starts an everyday overview dedicated to the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. We will inform about major developments in this area. On Monday, 16 March, the President of the European Commission...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Coradia iLint hydrogen train in the Netherlands

Hydrogen train on test tracks in Netherlands

The Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train has been rolled out on the railway network of the Netherlands. Starting from 27 February, it is performing the overnight test trips on the Groningen – Leeuwarden line. On 7...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler GTW diesel train of Arriva Netherlands, source: Stadler Rail

First ATO trip with passengers in Netherlands

Arriva Netherlands is moving further in examining the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) technology. The company’s diesel-electric GTW train has performed the unmanned trip in the Groningen area with the passengers on board. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Direct Eurostar links from Netherlands to UK

Despite Brexit, the rail links between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will be improved this Spring. European cross-border high-speed railway operator Eurostar will launch a direct train from Amsterdam to London from 30 April....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko