Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Eurostar increases number of direct trains to Amsterdam

By John Dunne, The Evening Standard; June 11, 2019 Eurostar is increasing the frequency of its London to Amsterdam services…

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The Netherlands to get new train stations as passenger numbers soar

From DutchNews.nl; April 24, 2019 Dutch rail network operator ProRail has plans to invest €3.5bn in the coming 10 years…

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Netherlands: ProRail says more investment needed to meet railway travel forecasts

From DutchNews.nl; March 29, 2019 Dutch railway operator ProRail says more investment is needed on the country’s rail network to…

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Europe: Dutch extend plans for high-frequency operations

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; February 7, 2019 TRAINS will connect nine major Dutch cities every 10 minutes by…

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Dutch passenger train operator NS places €400m passenger car order

From Railway Technology; January 2, 2019 Dutch state-owned railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has placed an order worth nearly €400m…

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The Netherlands’ new train cars are nicer than your office

By Mark Wilson, Fast Company; November 8, 2018 Next year, 373 million people will find themselves on Dutch National Railway…

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Eurostar to step up Amsterdam services in 2019

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; October 23, 2018 EUROSTAR confirmed on October 23 that it will introduce a third…

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Netherlands: Rail infrastructure manager ProRail warns of capacity limitations

From DutchNews.nl; August 20, 2018 ProRail, which manages the Dutch rail infrastructure, forecast on Monday severe capacity limitations on the…

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Netherlands Railways and Austrian Federal Railways plan revival of overnight trains to Amsterdam

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; June 18, 2018 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Netherlands Railways (NS) are developing plans…

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ProRail invests billions in Netherlands railway renewal

By Janene Pieters, NL Times; May 31, 2018 The number of train passengers in the Netherlands is expected to grow…

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European Commission approves Škoda Transportation sale

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; April 4, 2018 THE European Commission (EC) has approved the takeover of Škoda Transportation…

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First commercial Eurostar passenger service from London to Amsterdam sets off

From The Irish Examiner; April 4, 2018 Direct passenger rail journeys between London and Amsterdam have launched. The first Eurostar…

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Train versus plane: what’s the fastest way between London and Amsterdam?

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; February 21, 2018 The inaugural Eurostar service took three hours, 44 minutes from London…

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Eurostar to finally launch first London-Amsterdam direct train service in April

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent; February 9, 2018 London-Amsterdam direct by train in three hours 41 minutes –…

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Dutch rail claims improved on time performance, reduced crowding

By Janene Pieters, NLTimes.nl; December 29, 2017 So far the new NS timetable seems to have had positive consequences for…

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Scotland: ‘Ditch the Dutch’ video calls for full nationalisation of Scotland’s railways is ‘off track’

By Martin Williams, Senior News Reporter, The Herald; October 9, 2017 CALLS for Scotland‘s railways to be brought under “full…

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