Not enough funds for TEN-T implementation in the Netherlands
Image: portofamsterdam.comPort of Amsterdam
Full implementation of all the requirements under the revised TEN-T network is not financially possible in the Netherlands. This was concluded by the infrastructure manager of the Netherlands, ProRail, based on the draft revision of the TEN-T regulation that the European Commission announced at the end of last year.
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Financing is dependant value of investment… If negative, as currently at railway infrastructure, then no sound, sustainable funding is existing, etc.
Short, heavy trains are better, than long…
Current 22,5 ton, allowed – by authorities – is not allowed by System, which, accordingly, is due or a shift, to 32,5, etc.
Regrettably, forces by System (“tara”) is too high. 80G as already at modest speeds is not acceptable… “Squats or studs”, cracks at railhead, is devastating, etc., etc.