The Dutch Railways has signed a contract with the Spanish train manufacturer CAF for sixty new double-deckers. These double-decker buses consist of single-decker and double-decker carriages, which means that there are more seats and better accessibility for people in wheelchairs. People in wheelchairs can get into the train more easily due to the level entry and extending step. With the purchase of these new trains, 30.000 seats will be added.
The new trains have comfortable seats, charging points and Wi-Fi. The top speed of these trains is 160 kilometers per hour. Now the design phase starts with the manufacturers first, then when the design is final, a phase of production, testing and admission starts. These trains replace part of the double-decker type DDZ van NS. The new trains are expected to run in 2028 and will cost 600 million euros.