Arriva, NS's biggest competitor on the track, wants to run night trains from Maastricht and Groningen to the Randstad, with Schiphol Airport as the main destination. Arriva wants to go against the monopoly position that NS has on the main rail network, CEO Anne Hettinga told NRC.
The Dutch railways are one of the safest in Europe, but there is still room for improvement. In 2019, 25 major accidents took place, killing 11 people. Level crossings remain the weakest link in the rail network. Last year, 14 accidents happened at level crossings, with 9 fatalities, 3