The Dutch Railways

The Dutch Railways consist of a network of some 2600km, of which 2000km is electrified with 1500V= overhead wire. The network used to be operated by NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Dutch Railways) but in recent years the "old" NS was split up and new operators appeared. Also NS does not own the infrastructure anymore.

This site is intended to provide an overview of the Dutch Railways in the English language. The main focus is on rolling stock (as this is my hobby) but also some information that might be interesting for the non-railfan traveller is available.

Please pick your topic from the list below:

General Pages

Operator and Rolling Stock pages

Passenger Operators:

Freight Operators:

Other pages on the ERS:

Links to Other Sites

Travel Information:

Passenger Train Operators:

Freight Train Operators:

Other Licensed Operators:

Operators without own operating license in The Netherlands:

Tram Operators:

Infrastructure Managers and Project Sites:

Railway Research and Industry:

Railway Museums and Museum Railways:

Industrial Narrow Gauge:

Tram Museums and Museum Tram Lines:

Historic Excursion Trains:

Associations related to Railways and Public Transport:

Links Sites:

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Last update of these pages took place on 24 May 2008 by MvU (list -at-