Sunday, January 20, 2013

After Frequent Service Failure, High Speed Rail line between Amsterdam and Brussels Stopped

The Belgian railways have prohibited the use of the Dutch high speed Fyra train on the Belgian rail infrastructure. This was done after part of the underbelly of a train was found on the rail. It fell off after a period of snow and frost. The Dutch railways which had ordered 16 Fyra trains from the Italian supplier AnsaldoBreda at a price of 20 million Euro per train, has stopped the delivery of the 7 trains not yet received. The Italian supplier has offered apologies. The high speed service between Amsterdam and Brussels has suffered major delays and other problems since it was initiated in December.

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