High-speed rail link faces more delays

21st November 2008, Comments 0 comments

Commuters will have to wait for another year before they can travel on the high-speed rail link between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

21 November 2008

THE HAGUE – Dutch Transport Minister Camiel Eurlings has told parliament that it will take at least a year before trains can travel on the high-speed rail link between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The track between the two cities is part of the 125-kilometre High Speed Line South connecting Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Antwerp.

The original date for completion for the entire line was 2007. According to the latest completion date, the Amsterdam-Rotterdam track was to begin operations on the first of January 2009. The track has been completed but the Italian company which is to deliver the locomotives has suffered delays.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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