Topic: Netherlands

Combino tram runs on Line 26 in Amsterdam, source: GVB

Coupled trams will run in Amsterdam

Dutch public transport operator GVB is preparing to the launch of five-section coupled trams in Amsterdam. This move will improve passenger service between Amsterdam Centraal station and IJburg in rush hours. The passengers will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Signals passed at danger (SPAD)

More SPAD incidents recorded in Netherlands

Last year, there were sixteen fatalities, six serious injuries and eleven minor injuries on the railway network. Furthermore, there was continued growth in the number of Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) incidents. This was revealed...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
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
Arriva train in Czechia

Deutsche Bahn prepares Arriva for IPO

Deutsche Bahn is considering to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of its multinational transport subsidiary Arriva. The company’s minority stake might well be sold next year. Afterwards, DB plans to put the remaining shares...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

New locomotive workshop at port of Rotterdam

Siemens Mobility has opened a locomotive workshop at the port of Rotterdam. The facility known as Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) was constructed in a partnership with train leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe. LWR will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom presentation during Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

‘ATO needs more ambassadors’

To truly give Automatic Train Operation (ATO) a kick-start, industry, public authorities, trade unions, train drivers, rail operators and asset managers must all support it and actively participate in making it a reality, argues manufacturer...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard