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Topic: Netherlands

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
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...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