Topic: Netherlands

First ICNG train already in Netherlands

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen has received the first Intercity Next Generation train. It will be tested on several routes across the Netherlands. This type will be introduced on the Dutch network starting from 2021. ...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strukton Rail launches intelligent tamping machine

Dutch contractor Strukton Rail has entered service the ground-breaking intelligent tamping machine Universal Tamper 4.0. It is able of learning to work by itself and has several other innovative features. The machine was developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

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