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Netherlands Railways - Articles and news items

The Hague Central station redevelopment complete

Rail industry news / 4 February 2016 /

The Hague Central station was officially opened on 01 February 2016 following completion of the station’s reconstruction programme.

Four shortlisted bidders announced for new NS intercity EMUs

Rail industry news / 20 January 2016 /

Netherlands Railways (NS) has named the four shortlisted bidders who will enter the final stage of the tender process to supply new intercity EMUs.

Dutch operator equips railway staff with body cameras

Rail industry news / 13 October 2015 /

In a trial lasting 6 months, Dutch operator NS will equip railway staff with CCTV body cameras in a measure against aggressive behaviour.

Mitsubishi Electric wins contract to supply traction systems for Dutch Railways EMUs

Rail industry news / 28 May 2015 /

Mitsubishi Electric has won a contract by Spanish train manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) to supply traction equipment for Dutch Railways New Generation Sprinter EMUs.

Netherlands Railways (NS) announces CAF as preferred bidder for Sprinter fleet

Rail industry news / 31 October 2014 /

Netherlands Railways (NS) has announced that CAF (Spain) is its preferred bidder for a contract worth approximately €510 million to supply a fleet of 120 EMUs for its Sprinter New Generation project…

Handheld Group wins large public transportation tender for rugged PDAs

Rail industry news / 12 April 2011 /

Handheld Group has been awarded the contract to supply Netherlands Railways with more than 10,000 rugged Nautiz handhelds…

A decade of growth and future ambitions

Issue 1 2009, Past issues / 23 January 2009 /

As Arriva Nederland moves into its 11th year, Managing Director Anne Hettinga reflects on a decade of expansion and delivery for its customers.

NS is saving energy and going green

Issue 1 2008, Past issues / 29 January 2008 /

For NS (Netherlands Railways), sustainability is becoming more and more important in the way the railway company does business. Recently, Mr. Aad Veenman, CEO of NS, stated new and ambitious goals in this field for 2020. Emissions of CO2 will be reduced by 20%, independent from business growth. The energy saving per seat-kilometre will also be reduced by 20%. From January 2008, the share of sustainable energy has been increased from 5 to 10%.

Connected by NS – the future is accessible

Issue 1 2007, Past issues / 6 February 2007 /

Netherlands Railways (NS) has a strong ambition – to provide seamless travel at any time, without giving it a second thought. The company wants to provide attractive packages, not only for train journeys, but combining various modes of transport: bicycle, car, bus, tram, metro and airplane. Customers will get new, personalised services and the essence of our Vision for 2020 is that travelling time is one’s own time.