[NL] Dutch railways order more ICNG trains for Belgium

The Dutch Railways (NS) have made public that have placed an additional order for 18 interoperable ICNG trains, that can be used for passenger services in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Title picture: NS ICNG 3103 at Gemünden 21.07.2019 by Martin Voigt

This brings the total of ‘international’ ICNGs in the fleet of NS to twenty; The first two were ordered in 2017. By 2025, these new trains will replace the loco-hauled rolling stock – Akiem/Macquarie Rail TRAXX locomotives + ICRmm coaches – on the relation Amsterdam – Brussels. The coaches will be scrapped, the locomotives will be deployed elsewhere.

[EU / Expert] In the picture: More ICNG trainsets for NS on the move