[NL / Expert] 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 operator was awarded a new contract for a period of 15 years. New FLIRT trains are on order, and the current fleet of 51 GTW DMUs will be modernized Arriva wants to move away from diesel trains, towards zero-emission services and wants both types to be hybrid (battery+electric) in the future.

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