NS Hispeed
NS Hispeed (formerly NS Internationaal) operates all international passenger trains in The Netherlands. The company is closely related to NS-Reizigers, the passenger train division of NS. Since autumn 2003 NS does not operate night trains anymore. Amsterdam-Munich/Zurich (München/Zürich) is now operated by City Night Line/DB Autozug. A lot of coaches were sold to EETC (Euro Express Train Charter).

There are now two categories of international trains. The different categories are described below:

High-Speed Trains
The international services between Amsterdam and Paris (France), and between Amsterdam and Frankfurt (Germany) are operated by dedicated high-speed trainsets. These services run approx. every two hours from early morning up to the beginning of the evening.

Regular Day Services
The hourly service between Amsterdam and Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) is operated by NSH coaches and a Belgian locomotive in push-pull mode. Some services have been taken over by TRAXX locomotives class E186, that will take over all services once they are allowed to operate over the new high-speed line. The 2-hourly service from Amsterdam to Berlin (Germany) consists of German InterCity coaches, on the Dutch part hauled by an NS-Reizigers electric locomotive.

Website of NS Hispeed: www.nshispeed.nl

Rolling Stock of NS Hispeed
186.1 TRAXX
High-speed Trainsets
4300 Thalys
4650 ICE-3
International Coaches
benelux ICR