Saturday, June 6, 2015

Quality Inspector Warned Dutch Railways about Problematic High Speed Trains

A number of high speed Fyra trains were commissioned for use by the Dutch and Belgian railways. A quality control inspector of Lloyd’s Register Europe sent the Dutch railways, NS, a weekly report regarding many problematic issues with the trains. Both NS and AnsaldoBreda, the Italian manufacturer, were informed that while the trains were properly designed, there were many faulty aspects regarding their assembly. When the trains were sent to the Netherlands, there were still hundreds of problems with them. At the time, the implementation of the project had already been delayed for five years. The trains were taken out of service after only forty days in use, and returned to the manufacturer, never to be used again in the Netherlands.

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