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Innovations for a safer platform at Den Bosch station

Innovations for a safer platform at Den Bosch station

With smart ideas and innovative solutions, Prorail is working on a track that is ready for the future. Three new innovations for a safer platform edge can be admired at 's-Hertogenbosch station. This milestone has been reached after more than two years of research and testing.…

VAT on business public transport too often not reclaimed

VAT on business public transport too often not reclaimed

Entrepreneurs who do not reclaim VAT leave an average of around 260 euros per year. One in three self-employed persons who travel by public transport for business do not reclaim the VAT paid. This is mainly because they do not know that they…

Half of the buses canceled due to regional transport strike

Half of the buses canceled due to regional transport strike

Cold, inclement winter weather and striking bus drivers in regional transport do not contribute to a crowd at the stop. On day two of the strike in regional transport, the public transport employers' association (VWOV) estimates that half of the buses of…

Thinking along about the plans for the Lely line

Thinking along about the plans for the Lely line

The survey is open from Monday, February 6 to Friday, March 31. As of today, anyone who wants to can contribute ideas about the plans for the Lely line. An online consultation can be completed via the Lelylijn Consultation website. This is the first part in…

VWOV will not return to the table on the basis of strikes

VWOV will not return to the table on the basis of strikes

In the ultimatum, the FNV demands, in addition to a wage equal to inflation, several measures to reduce the workload. The public transport strike started today. FNV and CNV have called on members to strike for the collective labor agreement…

Another major traffic control in The Hague

Another major traffic control in The Hague

IHAs are held several times a year where quality of life and safety are under pressure. Recently, considerable inspections, inspections and seizures took place in The Hague during the first major integrated enforcement action (IHA) of 2023. During this inspection,…

Definitive program of requirements for the West Brabant public transport concession established

Definitive program of requirements for the West Brabant public transport concession established

The new carrier will take on the role of mobility broker and must develop a new MaaS app. The final Program of Requirements for the West Brabant public transport concession has been established by the Provincial Executive. 184 responses were received to the draft programme. In the final program…

Cleaner, faster and smarter travel through Zeeland

Cleaner, faster and smarter travel through Zeeland

By focusing on new means of transport such as the flex taxi and shared transport, developing apps and realizing attractive pick-up points, Zeeland will become more accessible. In the coming years, public transport in Zeeland will gradually change for all…

Brand name Thalys disappears due to merger with high-speed train Eurostar

Brand name Thalys disappears due to merger with high-speed train Eurostar

The new logo will be affixed to all Eurostar and Thalys trains in the coming months. In Brussels, Eurostar top woman Gwendoline Cazenave presented the first trains with the new Eurostar logo, the Thalys brand name disappears from the market. It's a next…

NS introduces tool for travelers with MID

NS introduces tool for travelers with MID

Traveling can sometimes be difficult for this target group, sudden changes on the track or a train that arrives too late can cause a lot of stress. Traveling by train, for example, is self-evident for many people, but still…

Five-day strike in regional transport after expiry of ultimatum

Five-day strike in regional transport after expiry of ultimatum

In the ultimatum, the FNV demands, in addition to a wage equal to inflation, several measures to reduce the workload. Regional transport will again strike nationwide from Monday, this time for five days in a row. Trade unions CNV and FNV report this after employers…

Higher rate at NMBS, lower at STIB and cheap monthly ticket at Deutsche Bahn

Higher rate at NMBS, lower at STIB and cheap monthly ticket at Deutsche Bahn

The €49 ticket is a successor to last summer's popular €9 ticket. Rates vary from country to country or provider to provider. Travelers in Germany can use cheaper public transport again from May 1, because for 49 euros per month…

You can also check in and out with a debit card at NS

You can also check in and out with a debit card at NS

How easy is that, no longer buying a ticket or reloading your public transport chip card because there is not enough credit on it, but simply pay with your debit card, mobile phone or credit card. We have seen it before, traveling by public transport…

Mass support for actions in public transport

Mass support for actions in public transport

It is not on the CNV agenda because they hope to recruit members with it. CNV members in public transport are massively (97%) willing to campaign for a new collective labor agreement. That is the outcome of the member consultations that took place yesterday and…

De Lijn orders electric buses from VDL for the Spartacus project

De Lijn orders electric buses from VDL for the Spartacus project

Ordered another 17 fully electric trambuses for high-quality public transport between Hasselt & Maasmechelen. Once again, VDL Bus Roeselare lands a prestigious order for fully electric buses for De Lijn. The West Flemish factory of the Dutch bus group VDL from Eindhoven, specialized…

Campaign 40 meters braking distance started

Campaign 40 meters braking distance started

Safety at tram crossings is very important. Despite the fact that there are traffic lights at intersections, accidents do happen from time to time. On 23 January, the new 40-metre braking distance campaign will start in the province of Utrecht. With this campaign, the importance of safety…

Transport region Amsterdam starts cooperation

Transport region Amsterdam starts cooperation

The collaboration is the start of the realization of various rail projects between Heerhugowaard and Amsterdam. As part of the European subsidy to remove level crossings from the tracks, the municipalities of Dijk en Waard, Alkmaar, Zaanstad and the Amsterdam Transport Region have…

International train travel is popular

International train travel is popular

The Dutch Railways reports that international train travel was extremely popular last year. A record number of travelers booked an international train journey with NS last year. Half of the Dutch people plan to go to…

Trade unions break off talks, strike inevitable

Trade unions break off talks, strike inevitable

The employers do not know at the moment how things will continue, FNV has announced that there will be a strike on January 19 and 20. The public transport employers (VWOV) and trade unions FNV and CNV negotiated until late into the night about…

Prorail announces contractor work in Oldenzaal

Prorail announces contractor work in Oldenzaal

The travel time of the Intercity between Amsterdam and Berlin must be accelerated due to the adjustments that Prorail is having carried out at Oldenzaal station. This year Oldenzaal station will get a new platform and a piece of track. ProRail has this work…

New intercity trains will run this summer

New intercity trains will run this summer

The ICNG has now been officially inspected and a new final phase of the test program can now be started. There are 99 ICNG trains in the works for the Dutch Railways. These are the newest fast intercity trains, good for a total…

Delay in Prorail safety facilities at the port of Rotterdam

Delay in Prorail safety facilities at the port of Rotterdam

ProRail takes mitigating measures to combat any incidents as effectively as possible. During the last Kopgroep, alderman Chantal Zeegers (D66) of Rotterdam decided on behalf of the Mayor and Aldermen that she accepts ProRail's temporary solutions under conditions and that…

Public transport employers offer an 11% wage increase

Public transport employers offer an 11% wage increase

The Public Transport Employers Association (VWOV) is negotiating with the trade unions FNV and CNV about the new public transport collective labor agreement for 2023 and beyond. On January 10, the employers in regional transport made a proposal for a wage increase of a total of…

New Intercity approved for Dutch rail

New Intercity approved for Dutch rail

This new train combines high speed with improved accessibility. Before a train is allowed to run in the Netherlands, the train manufacturer must first carry out admission tests. After an extensive admission programme, the latest Intercity (ICNG) has been officially approved by the Inspectorate (ILT) for…

Deutsche Bahn achieves target sooner

Deutsche Bahn achieves target sooner

With 17 million liters of HVO biofuel, DB will already be using twice as much biofuel in its diesel locomotives in 2023 as originally calculated. Deutsche Bahn (DB) is making faster-than-planned progress in saying goodbye to diesel: with 17 million liters of HVO biofuel, DB uses…

Mobility expert Goudappel strengthens market position

Mobility expert Goudappel strengthens market position

Consultancy Goudappel recently acquired all shares of Meet4research: a market research agency, specialized in experience research in public transport and public space. Consultancy Goudappel recently acquired all shares of Meet4research: a market research agency, specialized in experience research in public transport and…

Smoking on platforms will be banned from 1 January

Smoking on platforms will be banned from 1 January

The complete smoking ban is the last step in making the entire railway domain smoke-free. From 2023, smoking will no longer be allowed on the platforms of the NMBS. Smoking and vaping are therefore no longer allowed on the Belgian platforms. Of course…

Oldest subway may be harmful to health

Oldest subway may be harmful to health

The London Underground carries five million passengers every day. According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, the London Underground is polluted with ultrafine metal particles small enough to enter the human bloodstream. These particles are so small that they are likely to be…

How transport poverty becomes tangible in Jorwerd

How transport poverty becomes tangible in Jorwerd

After all, driving around with a practically empty bus is not efficient from the point of view of prosperity, well-being and sustainability. In an opinion piece in BN De Stem, attention is paid to the rapid disappearance of bus lines in villages and outlying areas. According to Paul van de Coevering, lecturer…

The French are distraught after yet another strike

The French are distraught after yet another strike

A strike before the Christmas holidays is really unacceptable. The train, one of the great victories of the 20th century, could become the great defeat of our time. The railways are not doing well. Often due to staff shortage or…

Keolis loses almost everything in the province of Overijssel

Keolis loses almost everything in the province of Overijssel

Arriva will receive transport rights for five years, which is shorter than the normal ten years. Arriva has become the big winner in Twente and will take over a lot of transport at the end of 2023 from the big loser Keolis, who is almost completely out of the…

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