Antwerp-Amsterdam Thalys in 2009

12th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 September 2007, BRUSSELS – The first full fledged Thalys high speed train to connect Paris with Amsterdam via Antwerp will most likely not be running until 2009. The rail company NMBS has said this in response to renewed infrastructure problems in the Netherlands.

12 September 2007

BRUSSELS – The first full fledged Thalys high speed train to connect Paris with Amsterdam via Antwerp will most likely not be running until 2009. The rail company NMBS has said this in response to renewed infrastructure problems in the Netherlands.

The Dutch railways (NS) has submitted a claim to the government for damages reaching into the tens of millions of euro because the government seems unable to construct the high speed rails on time.

The high speed train between Paris and Amsterdam should have been in service for a year already, according to the original plans. But one problem after another has delayed the introduction. An official Dutch source says that the plan is to have the high speed line ready by 1 October 2008, but that no one really believes that deadline will be met.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news, Dutch news

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