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    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB has awarded Thales a contract to supply around 4 000 contactless card readers for its tram and bus fleets The readers will support payment by mobile phone, EMV bank and credit cards or QR code. Replacement of the existing readers ...

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    Sekisui to produce synthetic sleepers in Europe


    NETHERLANDS: With more European infrastructure managers adopting synthetic wood for railway sleepers and bridge timbers, Japanese manufacturer Sekisui Chemical Co has announced plans to establish a local manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.

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    Metro Report International

    Utrecht increases tram order


    NETHERLANDS: The province of Utrecht has placed a firm order for five more trams, CAF announced on November 6. These follow on from the 49 which are currently being delivering under previous contracts. The initial contract signed in January 2015 covered 27 five-section Urbos 100 trams, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options


    NETHERLANDS: The Urbos trams which CAF is currently supplying to Amsterdam operator GVB are fitted with four Masats RF2 automatic ramps to provide access for passengers with reduced mobility. Masats said its RF2 is a compact size and offers easy installation, as ...

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    Amsterdam – Wien sleeper train testing


    NETHERLANDS: Trial running has been completed for the operation of Nightjet sleeper trains between Amsterdam and Wien from the December timetable change, when Amsterdam will rejoin the network of European overnight trains for the first time since 2016. Following a tender, Dutch national passenger operator NS ...

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    Eurostar plans to start direct Amsterdam – London trains in October


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed operator Eurostar has confirmed its intention to launch direct Amsterdam – London St Pancras services from October 26, complementing the London – Amsterdam trains which have run since April 2018. The announcement follows the conclusion earlier this year of negotiations between ...

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    Autonomous shunting to be tested


    NETHERLANDS: Alstom, Lineas and ProRail have announced their intention to trial unattended autonomous shunting from early next year. The partners believe that this will be the first trial in Europe to use Grade of Automation 4 for shunting in freight yards. GoA4 is the highest ...

  • The treaties signed in Brussels on July 7 add the Netherlands to a 1993 agreement between the UK, France and Belgium which enables passengers to pass through juxtaposed checks by border officials from both the departure and destination countries before bo

    Agreements signed to allow direct Amsterdam – London trains


    EUROPE: Eurostar is set to launch direct services between Amsterdam and London later this year, following the signing on July 7 of four-country agreements covering the legal and security arrangements. A date for the start of through services has not yet been finalised, the high speed ...

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    Arriva awards Guardia ETCS retrofitting contract


    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Nederland has awarded Stadler a contract to retrofit 36 Flirt multiple-units used on regional services in Limburg with Guardia ETCS onboard equipment. The contract includes obtaining approval for the use of Guardia in Germany and Belgium, because eight of the EMUs are used on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam exercises tram option


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has awarded CAF a firm contract to supply a further nine Urbos trams to increase capacity on the network. The order announced by the Spanish manufacturer on June 24 has been placed as the first option on a contract signed ...

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    Metro Report International

    Electric buses enter service in Amsterdam


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB put electric buses into service on Route 22 on April 21, with routes 15, 61 and 222 to follow. The ambition of the local authorities forming the Amsterdam Transport Region is to have all public transport services be zero emissions by ...

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    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software


    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Jingye completes acquisition of British Steel assets in the UK and Netherlands


    EUROPE: Chinese steelmaker Jingye Group completed the purchase of British Steel’s UK and Netherlands assets from the Official Receiver on March 9. This includes the steelworks at Scunthorpe, Teesside Beam Mill and Skinningrove mill, as well as subsidiary businesses FN Steel in the Netherlands and TSP ...

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    Rotterdam port railway systems contract awarded


    NETHERLANDS: Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded VolkerRail the track, electrification and train protection systems contract for the Theemswegtracé freight line project. The 4·5 km line including a concrete viaduct and two steel-arch bridges across the Rozenburg lock and Thomassen Tunnel is being built ...

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    European passenger corridors needed to boost rail’s market share


    EUROPE: In a bid to boost rail’s market share for international traffic, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management has put forward proposals to develop a pan-European network of passenger corridors, similar to those already in place for rail freight.

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    Stadler Wink regional DMU revealed


    NETHERLANDS: The first Stadler Wink multiple-unit has been revealed. Following testing it is expected to arrive in the Netherlands this spring, with entry into service on Arriva’s regional routes in Groningen and Friesland planned by the end of the year. Arriva is the launch customer for ...

  • Akiem Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Macquarie European Rail’s rolling stock leasing business

    Akiem acquires Macquarie European Rail fleet


    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Macquarie European Rail’s rolling stock leasing business, subject to regulatory approval. The transaction includes 137 locomotives used by 21 freight and passenger operators, including EMD Class 66, Bombardier Traxx, Alstom Prima and GE Transportation ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.

    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

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    Metro Report International

    Indra completes Amsterdam ticket machine deployment


    NETHERLANDS: Indra has completed the development and deployment of more than 130 Mova Collect ticket vending machines across Amsterdam’s metro, tram and bus networks. The supplier adapted its Mova Collect range to suit city transport operator’s GVB user-focused conceptual design proposal, and ...