Tag: Netherlands

[NL] Stadler launches new WINK product line – Arriva becomes first client

Arriva Netherlands has placed an order with Stadler for 18 two-car units of the new WINK model. The WINK is a two-car multiple unit train for secondary lines with lower […]

[NL] Northern Netherlands: Arriva announces plan for partial electrification and battery trains

OV Magazine reports: Today, Arriva in the Netherlands published new information about its fleet renewal plan on the northern lines in the Groningen and Friesland provinces. Earlier this year the […]

[NL] SNG: NS presents new CAF Sprinters – daylight testing commences

The Dutch Railways (NS) are getting more and more Sprinter trains. After the ‘Stadler Sprinters’ now the Spanish ‘CAF Sprinters’ are joining in. On 19.10.2017, NS officially presented the new CAF […]

[NL] Now in final design: Keolis Nederland officially presents its FLIRT EMU

Since 08.10.2017, all activities of the Keolis Group in the Netherlands have been rebranded and brought together under the new umbrella brand Keolis Nederland. Next December, Keolis Nederland will take-over […]

[DE] Arriva FLIRT in München en Wegberg-Wildenrath

 Last week we witnessed test runs with 3-acr FLIRT EMUs for passenger operator Arriva from the Netherlands. The units are built for border-crossing services from Belgium via the Netherlands to […]

[NL] Vectron MS approved for the Netherlands – 193 262 in Rotterdam [updated]

After a period of extensive testing, Dutch safety authority ILT officially certified the Vectron MS for the Dutch railway network. This does not only enable the Vectron MS to reach […]

[NL] ICNG Mock-up revealed; Dutch railways present new Intercity for 2021

In the summer of 2016, the Dutch railways (NS) placed an order for 79 (+2!) new Intercity trains (type ICNG or ‘Intercity Nieuwe Generatie’) with Alstom from France. Since then […]

[NL] CAF ‘Sprinter’ trains arrive in the Netherlands – testing commences [updated]

This month, the first ‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’ EMUs have arrived in the Netherlands. Unit no. 2701 and 2703 (both 4-car) and 2301 (3-car) were transported from the VUZ Velim test […]

[NL] First 3-car multisystem FLIRT for Arriva arrives in the Netherlands

Above you see the first 3-car and the first multisystem FLIRT for Arriva in Limburg. It arrived, coming from Poland, in the Netherlands on 19.09.2017 via Venlo. The designated ‘550’ […]

[DE] Keolis receives first multi-system FLIRT for Teutoburger Wald-Netzes [updated]

By taking over the Teutoburger Wald-Netz (TWN) on 10 December 2017, Keolis will use new FLIRT multi-system electric trains on line RB 61 between Bielefeld and Hengelo. Keolis received the […]

[NL] Climate tests for CAF EMUs for the Dutch railways

It is summer in Europe, but not for the new generation of regional trains for the Dutch railways (NS). Recently a CAF SNG (‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’) was subjected to extreme […]

[NL] Arriva to operate ‘northern lines’ contract for another 15 years; new FLIRT trains ordered

DB Arriva will operate the regional rail services in northern Netherlands for a another 15 years. The DB subsidiary for passenger transport abroad has won the open competition tender for […]

[CH] Stadler Bussnang tour: previewing the Syntus FLIRT trains

This December, FLIRT trains will be introduced on the lines Zwolle-Kampen and Zwolle-Enschede in the Netherlands. Keolis subsidiary Syntus, beating rivalling offers from Dutch railways and Arriva, will take over […]

[NL] First CAF Sprinter train for the Dutch railways leaving the factory

The first ‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’ (SNG) commuter trains for the Dutch railways are ready to leave the CAF factory in Spain. One train will now be transported to the VUZ Velim […]

[NL/BE] Dutch railways order two Intercity-trains for Amsterdam – Brussels

treinreiziger.nl reports: The Dutch railways have decided order two multi-system ICNG trainsets for the so-called ‘Benelux’ services connecting Amsterdam (NL) with Brussels (BE). The order is part of the framecontract […]

[NL] Dutch railways want more DABNL multisystem locomotives

While searching for a Czech operator issuing its third tender, we also stumbled upon an entry from the Dutch railways (NS) that “intends to conclude a framework agreement for a […]

[EU] Captrain Deutschland Group orders six TRAXX multi-system locomotives

Bombardier Transportation and the Captrain Deutschland Group have signed a contract for six TRAXX multi-system locomotives. The new locomotives will be used to freight transport, mainly in Germany, the Netherlands […]

[NL] First run: SNG Sprinter train for the Netherlands

The Dutch railways (NS) published a video of a SNG (Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie) trainset absolving its first meters under its own power. The video was made in Spain, where CAF is starting […]

[NL] Court rejects Siemens’ appeal; Dutch railways order Coradia from Alstom

This is the first visual of the future ICNG for the Dutch railways. ICNG means InterCity Nieuwe Generatie and these trains are going to replace the Koploper and loco hauled […]

[NL] Sixteen FLIRT trains for Keolis’ subsidiary Syntus

Stadler Rail: Stadler has been awarded the contract to manufacture 16 FLIRT electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains for operator Syntus (Keolis) in the Netherlands. The trains will operate on the Zwolle – […]

[DE/NL] Alpha Trains acquires multisystem trains for Teutoburger Wald-Netz

Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered eight multisystem FLIRT3 EMUs from Stadler Rail (Pankow) for crossborder services between Germany and the Netherlands. Alpha Trains will lease them out to Keolis, that […]