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    Metro Report International

    Glimble app aims to reduce Dutch transport payment friction

    2021-08-31T14:39:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as providing travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey. Glimble was developed after local authorities ...

  • ETS Spoor has supplied Vossloh rail fastenings for use in Eindhoven
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    Vossloh expands in the Netherlands with acquisition of ETS Spoor

    2021-07-27T11:20:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Vossloh signed an agreement to acquire ETS Spoor on July 26, saying the rail infrastructure component and services company is an ‘established and leading’ business in the ‘technologically sophisticated and highly innovative’ Dutch market where Vossloh sees ‘outstanding’ growth prospects. The deal is expected ...

  • A framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 DM20-EBB electric-battery shunting and main line locomotives has been signed by Paribus Rail Investment Management and Vossloh Locomotives.
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    Electric-battery locomotive lease fleet framework agreement signed

    2021-06-23T11:09:00Z

    GERMANY: A framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 electric-battery shunting and main line locomotives has been signed by Paribus Rail Investment Management and Vossloh Locomotives. Paribus Rail Investment Management and Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail worked with Vossloh Locomotives and its ...

  • European Sleeper Brussels to Praha map
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    Night train start-ups European Sleeper and Moonlight Express join forces

    2021-06-16T09:32:00Z

    EUROPE: Night train start-up companies European Sleeper and Moonlight Express have decided to join forces rather than develop competing initiatives to launch overnight services from Belgium and the Netherlands. On June 16 the companies said they would work together under the European Sleeper brand to ...

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    Arriva eyes night trains to Schiphol

    2021-06-03T10:26:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Netherlands has applied for rights to operate open access night trains linking Maastricht and Groningen to the Randstad region and Schiphol airport, challenging the current NS monopoly of the core national network.

  • Kijfhoek hump yard
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    Kijfhoek hump yard modernisation contract awarded

    2021-05-24T09:36:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Infrastructure manager ProRail has awarded Siemens Mobility a €110m contract to modernise the Kijfhoek hump yard southeast of Rotterdam. The project aims to improve efficiency, reliability and safety while reducing lifecycle costs. An important link between the port and Europe’s inland industrial areas, the ...

  • Eurostar and Thalys trains
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    Eurostar to increase services and complete Thalys merger as £250m refinancing agreement secured

    2021-05-18T09:27:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced a £250m refinancing agreement with its shareholders and banks, which it said would enable it to continue to operate services and meet its short to mid-term financial obligations. The refinancing package announced on May 18 comprises ...

  • ProRail has appointed Nokia to operate its GSM-R network, while Cellnex has been awarded a contract to install and operate telecoms masts (Photo: NS)
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    Nokia and Cellnex awarded ProRail telecoms contracts

    2021-05-04T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Infrastructure manager ProRail has appointed Nokia to operate and maintain its GSM-R voice and data communications network, while Cellnex has been awarded a contract to install and operate telecoms masts. The 10-year agreement with Nokia which runs from September 2022 ‘represents a major step ...

  • IRP - Oss, Netherlands
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    Lineas acquires Dutch operator Independent Rail Partner

    2021-04-30T12:44:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Belgian freight operator Lineas has acquired Independent Rail Partner, saying the move is an important step in its strategy to partner with or acquire ‘dynamic’ private operators to build a ‘true European rail freight backbone’ to drive modal shift. Zwijndrecht-based IRP was founded in ...

  • Arriva Stadler Wink multiple-unit (7)
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    Dutch lines get the Wink

    2021-04-15T09:53:00Z

    NETHERLANDS. The 18 Stadler Wink multiple-units ordered by Arriva for use around Groningen and Leeuwarden began entering regular service on April 12. Arriva was the launch customer for Stadler’s Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug (‘convertible, innovative short train for local transport’) placing ...

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    Alstom acquires Dutch maintenance services company Shunter

    2021-03-09T11:21:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Alstom has signed an agreement to acquire Rotterdam-based rolling stock maintenance company Shunter. Founded in 2003, Shunter offers locomotive and rolling stock and on-board signalling equipment maintenance, repair and modification services. It now has around 110 employees at three maintenance workshops and three servicing ...

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    Metro Report International

    Siemens Mobility to develop Dutch MaaS platform

    2021-02-22T15:11:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The RiVier joint venture of national rail operator NS and urban operators HTM in Den Haag and RET in Rotterdam has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade to develop a country-wide Mobility as a Service platform.

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    Introduction of Dutch services postponed

    2021-02-18T12:31:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has postponed by at least a year its plans to introduce a fast IC Direct service from the southwest to the northeast of the country via Rotterdam Central, Amsterdam Zuid and Almere. The service had been expected to launch in ...

  • Groningen’s main station
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    Rail link to Groningen’s Zernike campus studied

    2021-01-26T10:05:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Studies for a rail link to the Zernike educational, research and industrial campus in the north of the city of Groningen have been undertaken by Movares on behalf of the province and municipality. Buses to the campus were become increasingly crowded before the pandemic, with ...

  • An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco.
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    ERTMS Knowledge Alliance launched

    2021-01-26T09:54:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: An ERTMS Knowledge Alliance to roll out ETCS Level 2 between Kijfhoek and the Belgian border has been formed by infrastructure manager ProRail in partnership with engineering firms Arcadis, Movares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco. ProRail said the deployment of ERTMS would be one of the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract

    2020-12-14T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-12-08T12:18:00Z

    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

    2020-11-10T08:54:00Z

    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, ...

  • Masats tram ramp (1)
    Metro Report International

    Tram access ramps offer obstacle detection and emergency options

    2020-10-29T11:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-18T05:00:00Z

    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 ...