Dutch rail industry criticises ‘incomprehensible’ state investments

Image: portofamsterdam.comPort of Amsterdam

The Dutch rail industry association RailGood and DB Cargo Netherlands claim that investments planned by the Dutch government leave rail freight out of the picture. Specifically, the two parties criticise the cabinet’s investment of 7,5 billion euros for improving accessibility in residential areas and say that such a large amount of funds could be used, at least partially, to improve rail freight conditions in the country.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Dutch rail industry criticises ‘incomprehensible’ state investments”

bönström bönström|23.11.22|14:55

Sound and sustainable, rail cargo will be, when nations and Commission shifts to quality at infrastructure investments!
Current, prestigious TEN-T, regrettably remains at standards no longer optimal – and regrettably, accordingly, simply “cement”.
(Electrification, yes, but optimal, etc.)
“Weight wise” cargo rail has got it’s edge.
However, current track system, imposing 80% dynamic forces at standard tracks, “optimal maintained”… proportionally reduces SWL – and accordingly pay load, etc.

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