High-speed trains resume service

7th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

Passengers can now travel on the high-speed trains running between Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Amsterdam – The train service on the Dutch high-speed rail link between Amsterdam and Rotterdam resumes Wednesday, says rail network supervisor ProRail.

 The high-speed train services were halted Thursday after error messages were spotted on the signalling system last week.

The messages have now been traced to the strong electromagnetic fields generated by the overhead lines. The fields are interfering with the signals and point controls of the regular tracks, which run parallel to the high-speed tracks.

ProRail says the problem has been resolved.
Unlike regular train links that use 1,500 volt, the high-speed link uses 25,000 volt.

High-speed services between the Dutch capital and Rotterdam began on 7 September and shorten travelling time by 20 minutes.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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