Second class train gets in Dutch from 2021 also socket – update




Also get travelers in Dutch tweedeklastreincoupés few years access to electrical outlets. His Secretary of Infrastructure and Wilma Mansfield NS Monday agreed when signing a multiyear contract.

NS Dutch Railways train Now only the most eersteklascoupés have outlets so train for example to charge their laptop or smartphone. The intention is that all compartments of the first and second class from 2021 on have sockets. It is about new intercity railcars and sprinters, was announced.

The plan will meet Mansfield and NS to a long-cherished wish of many train passengers and a majority of the House. The appointment is part of a multi-year contact with the government and the NS. That contract is from the beginning of next year and is valid for ten years. The NS must meet them to continue to drive up to 2025 on the main rail. ProRail, which manages the track Monday also signed a multiyear contract.

Both NS and ProRail must meet our commitments, because otherwise it risks a fine. Which can reach up to 6.5 million and 2.75 million per year respectively. The government may in extreme cases, to take back some of its rights. By contrast, companies can get a reward if they perform well.

Incidentally Netherlands later than Belgium as regards the provision of electrical outlets in all trains. The Belgian carrier SNCB doing this for almost all cars, although the number depends on the type of coach.

Update 21:30 – Belgian info added.


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