Alstom to Supply Intercity Trains for NS

French rail transport company Alstom has secured a €800m contract to deliver 79 Intercity New Generation trains to Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national railway operator in the Netherlands.

Alstom to Supply Intercity Trains for NS
August 2, 2016 12:22 pm

With expected delivery from January 2020, the trains will operate on the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Breda line and the Den Haag-Eindhoven corridor.

Alstom’s Europe senior vice-president Andreas Knitter said:[quote font_size=”20″]

“We are pleased to be entrusted by NS for the supply of a highly reliable, energy efficient, safe, and comfortable transport system for their passengers.

[/quote]“With a total capacity of 25,000 seats, the new Intercity trains we offer to NS are a concentration of the best proven technology from our Coradia platform.”

The new trains can run at a maximum speed of 200km every hour and feature multi-purpose areas for resting, reading, wheelchair access, and bicycle storage. They also include restrooms for people with reduced mobility and a dynamic real-time passenger information system.

In a bid to enhance passenger and crew safety, all coaches of Intercity trains are equipped with security cameras.

NS’ new rolling stock programme director Roel Okhuijsen said: “Proven technology and a train that is ready for the future. That is in short what Alstom is offering us and our travellers.”

The trains are also deployed with the Dutch protection system Automatische TreinBeïnvloeding (ATB) and the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), which will be able to operate on 25KV AC on High-Speed Lines and 1,5KV DC on main railway networks.

Designed and developed in Saint-Ouen in France and Salzgitter in Germany, the new NS trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s production site in Katowice, Poland. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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