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Walkers: extra trains and buses during the four-day Nijmegen

The Four Days Marches bring a lot of hustle and bustle, with thousands of visitors. From Saturday July 13 to Friday July 19, Nijmegen turns into a vibrant city during the annual Nijmegen Four Days Marches. More than 1,5 million people are expected to participate…

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NS and ProRail: focusing on safety during summer maintenance work

Informing travelers about disruptions is important when NS arranges replacement transport. An unusual silence surrounds Amsterdam Central Station, where there is normally a constant flow of travelers. Work on the track between Boxtel and Eindhoven, which will improve the train connection to Den Bosch…

Transrapid

Transrapid in the IC segment: Freedom of Mobility Foundation presents ambitious vision

The Freedom of Mobility Foundation chooses the German magnetic train Transrapid 09. The Freedom of Mobility Foundation sees an important role for the Transrapid in the Netherlands, as a replacement for the conventional Intercity (IC) and possibly even the high-speed train (HST) and…

Transrapid

Germany: Transrapid petition reaches 55.000 signatures

The Transrapid is often labeled as one of Germany's “white elephants”: an ambitious project that continues to attract attention, but rarely in a positive sense. The petition in support of this maglev train that was started in March this year…

Pink Monday Express

The NS is launching the Pink Monday Express: a unique train journey full of celebration and inclusion

On July 22, the NS train will be transformed into the Pink Monday Express, specially aimed at the festivities surrounding Pink Monday in Tilburg. This special day is all about equality, inclusion and acceptance and is part of the largest fair…

Rammstein

Nijmegen Goffert: NS closes station to prevent chaos and confusion

The German band Rammstein will perform again on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. Nijmegen Goffert station will be closed to concertgoers of Rammstein and Bruce Springsteen for safety reasons, as announced by the Dutch Railways (NS). The closure has been introduced…

Lille-Flanders

Smart travel: public transport the key during the Olympic Games

Are you traveling to Paris this summer to cheer on the athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games? The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris promise to be a spectacular event that will attract thousands of sports fans from all over the world.…

Rail: buses replace trains from June 18 to 24 between Vught and Den Bosch

Rail: buses replace trains from June 18 to 24 between Vught and Den Bosch

There will be a fourth track between Den Bosch and Vught, with a sunken location of the track near Vught. From June 18 to June 24, 2024, train traffic between Vught and Den Bosch will come to a complete standstill due to intensive...

Prorail - level crossing

No trains: work halts train traffic around Leeuwarden

Take into account any waiting times and, due to limited capacity, use bicycle rental on the Wadden Islands as much as possible. From Monday 17 June to Tuesday 9 July 2024, ProRail and contractor Strukton Rail will work intensively on improving…

Watergraafsmeer

Working visit: King and State Secretary Heijnen visit NS maintenance company

During a tour, our mechanics explained how they keep the trains in tip-top condition, for example by treating flat spots on the wheels. His Majesty the King, together with State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen of Infrastructure and Water Management, visited…

Melanie van der Horst

Amsterdam: van der Horst unveils plans for better accessibility and additional stops

7,5 million euros extra for better public transport in Amsterdam! Amsterdam councilor Melanie van der Horst (D66), responsible for traffic, transport and air quality, public space and greenery, water and the North approach, today provided insight into the plans for…

Eindhoven

Prorail and NS under fire: fines and improvement plans for 2024

It is very important for travelers that they can use a reliable travel product. As ProRail and NS have previously reported, rail performance was under pressure in the second half of 2023. Minister Vivianne Heijnen of…

NS

Dutch Safety Board: Voorschoten train disaster remains a mystery

Maintenance of intensively used rail networks must and can be done more safely. Despite extensive research, the exact cause of the tragic train accident in Voorschoten, in which a crane operator died last year, remains unexplained. This is stated in the recently published report of the Dutch Safety Board…

revelation

NS: OV-fiets has a special Brabant version

North Brabant has its own public transport bicycle. The anniversary bicycle has just been unveiled at the bicycle shed at 's-Hertogenbosch station. The OV-fiets is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year. To celebrate this, a special public transport bicycle has been made for each province by artist Daniël Roozendaal.…

Abellio

NS: BeNEX takes a big step in German rail transport with the acquisition of Abellio

NS sells its subsidiary Abellio Germany to the German rail company BeNEX. The Hamburg mobility service provider BeNEX, specialized in regional rail transport, has taken an important step to strengthen its position on the German market. The company owns the shares of the NS,…

Student - OV

DUO: Robbert Dijkgraaf tackles public transport fines with a new pass

The core of the case revolves around the problems surrounding the student travel product and the fines imposed on students who do not cancel their travel product in time after their entitlement has expired. Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf of Education, Culture and Science has…

Traveler's gift

RailConnect: from frustration to innovation

Rover, NS and outgoing State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen (Infrastructure and Water Management) announced this afternoon that Jouke van Campenhout, Senior Consultant at Deloitte Real Estate, has won the Traveler's Gift competition with the idea 'RailConnect'. In the past year, the Dutch Railways (NS)…

NS Upcycle Shop

Train Treasures: NS is fully committed to sustainability with a pop-up upcycle shop

From train bench to handbag, the unique upcycle store opened its doors. Sustainability and reuse are becoming increasingly important in our society, and the Dutch Railways (NS) is responding to this with an innovative concept: the NS Upcycle Shop at Rotterdam Central Station.…

Turbo Plan 2030: freight transport by intercity smart move or pathetic?

Turbo Plan 2030: freight transport by intercity smart move or pathetic?

While the idea may seem surprising or ambitious, it is not an April Fool's joke. The concept of passenger trains also used for freight transport, as described in the Turboplan 1, may initially seem unusual or even impractical, which is why the suggestion…

High fines: government draws a line at barriers

High fines: government draws a line at barriers

The judge can then impose a fine of 160 to 2.000 euros and revoke the driver's license for eight days to five years. Ignoring closed level crossings remains a serious problem in the Netherlands and Belgium, despite many awareness campaigns and the clear dangers...

GVB subway

Rush hour transport breaks records and public transport beats the car in urban race

“Public transport is more important than you think.” In today's society, where sustainability and efficiency are increasingly high on the agenda, public transport plays a crucial role in the mobility of cities. Nico van Paridon, strategist for new mobility and innovation,…

Wage battle on the railway brings FNV and NS back to the negotiating table

Wage battle on the railway brings FNV and NS back to the negotiating table

Henri Janssen, director of FNV Spoor, has emphasized that although the negotiation result contained positive aspects, it also included several “pain points” that cannot be overlooked.


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Travelers sidelined in the new era of NS Samenreiskorting

Rover sees no point in creating even more obstacles for NS passengers. The Dutch Railways (NS) are introducing a change to the system for the Samenreiskorting, which, according to the organization, is intended to simplify the scheme and prevent abuse...

Prorail - level crossing

Carnival joy ends in rail drama and an injured driver

Collision on level crossing between train and carnival float. An accident disrupted the revelry in Berghem late on Sunday evening, where a collision between a train and a carnival float completely paralyzed train traffic between Oss and Wijchen. The sprinter, which was carrying a hundred passengers at the time…

Efficiency and sustainability are of paramount importance to urban transporters

Efficiency and sustainability are of paramount importance to urban transporters

In order to arrive at a good performance comparison, ACM looks at the aspects of cost efficiency and effectiveness of the transport companies GVB, RET and HTM. A recent performance analysis by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has shed light on the efficiency and…

NS is aiming high with a historic change in the timetable

NS is aiming high with a historic change in the timetable

NS wants to significantly improve the timetable in 2025 and thus take a major step towards the future. It is the biggest change in years and something will change for many travelers. The Dutch Railways is on the eve of…

CNGNS

NS calls on travelers to come up with the ultimate travel gift

A competition for a better train experience and your chance to influence. Dutch Railways (NS) has launched a unique challenge for train travelers: come up with the ultimate traveler's gift. With a budget of 1,5 million euros, NS is looking for innovative ideas to...

Bravo

Financial nightmare for Hermes due to check-in system failure

For Hermes, the disruption is a new setback in an already difficult period. A software malfunction in the check-in system of Hermes, the bus operator in South-east Brabant, has led to a significant loss of income. Since last Sunday morning, travelers have been unable to…

NS and unions agree on pay increases and menstrual leave

NS and unions agree on pay increases and menstrual leave

According to Henri Janssen, director of FNV Spoor, the agreement reached is significant, but it is up to the members to assess whether the collective labor agreement deal meets their expectations. After intensive negotiations, the unions and the management of the Dutch Railways…

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Many complaints about the new bus operator. “Either they don't show up, or they're just late. You have to take that into account,” said a traveler in front of the camera at RTV Oost. Travelers in various regions of the Netherlands express their…

Vandalism costs transport companies a lot of money

Vandalism costs transport companies a lot of money

New Year's Eve leads to destruction in various cities and once again the transport sector pays the price. Transport companies are faced with persistent costs due to vandalism. The deliberate destruction of public property, such as bus shelters and rubbish bins at stops, is a recurring problem. Especially during New Year's Eve and…

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