Amsterdam-Rotterdam Rail Line has Opened in Netherlands

Amsterdam-Rotterdam Rail Line has Opened in Netherlands
September 10, 2009 5:50 am

The Netherlands has inaugurated the high-speed rail line connecting its capital city Amsterdam with Rotterdam.

The line is part of the under-construction HSL-Zuid high-speed rail line to connect the Netherlands and Belgium. The Amsterdam-Rotterdam rail line will have seven ICR coaches hauled by Bombardier’s Traxx electric locomotives running at a speed of 160kmph.

This will allow passengers to travel the 72km distance in 43 minutes, with 17 weekday return trips.
From mid-December, Thalys trains will be used on the line running at up to 160kmph between Schiphol and Rotterdam and at 300kmph from south of Rotterdam to Antwerpen.
The line will be operated by NS Hispeed, the Netherlands Railways’ high-speed operations brand name.
The line will be extended to serve Breda and Brussels from mid-June 2010. 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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