High-speed rail link faces more delays
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]