In the coming year, the current Intercity trains on the High Speed ​​Line will be replaced by the new Intercity trains of the New Generation.

Today is finally the day, the new Intercity New Generation (ICNG) of the Dutch Railways is running for the first time today. As of today, the NS will test how the new train works in practice. By testing, any teething problems can be solved and digestions can be applied by the French manufacturer Alstom. Travelers can now only use this new train on the high-speed route of the Intercity direct between Amsterdam Central and Rotterdam Central. More routes will follow later, The Hague-Eindhoven, Amsterdam-Brussels, Amsterdam-Groningen/Leeuwarden and Amsterdam-Enschede.

“The ICNG is a wonderful addition to our fleet and will offer travelers more seats and more comfort in the future. We are proud that this train will make its debut at Amsterdam Central early on Wednesday. Will everything go well right away? Probably not. What we do know for sure is that the ICNG will earn its place in the Dutch landscape in the future and will symbolize all the good that the Netherlands has to offer by train. That is a sustainable, comfortable and fast journey between Dutch regions and beyond."

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The train is fully equipped, there are sockets and USB connections. The train also has comfortable seats and WiFi.

The ICNG can reach speeds of 200 kilometers per hour, but this speed will only be achieved on the high-speed line. The purchase of 99 ICNGs is good for no fewer than 33.000 seats. The train is also fully equipped, there are sockets and USB connections. The train also has comfortable seats and WiFi. In the coming year, the current intercity trains will be used by the NS replaced on the High Speed ​​Line by the new Intercity's New Generation.

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“A new train is not technically perfect and everyone has to get used to it. For travelers, but also for NS colleagues who work by train. That is why this final test phase with passengers in the timetable is so important. You don't really know how it goes until you actually drive it. We'll start with that now. You have to take into account that new trains also suffer from teething problems. That's part of it. Because we are starting with one new Intercity on one route, we can minimize the impact for travelers.”

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