Monday, June 10, 2013

Dutch Railways will Abandon High Speed Train

The Dutch Railways announced that they will abandon the
high speed Fyra trains. After a short period of operation, too many problems were discovered and the service was stopped. After testing, it now turns out that the quality of finishing the trains was insufficient. Each train had been finished in a different way. The expected life of a train contractually defined as 30 years, will be much shorter due to wear and tear. There has already been corrosion with the new trains. And a low tension installation has been poorly designed. Also, during the testing, there were incidents with bad batteries. The conclusion of the Dutch Railways is that even an extensive recovery program and preventive maintenance could not assure proper functioning of the trains. Full operation of the trains, in the best case, is not guaranteed before 2018.


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