Nederlandse Spoorwegen

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N.V Nederlandse Spoorwegen
IndustryRail transport
Founded1938
Headquarters,
ProductsRail transport, rail construction, services
RevenueIncrease 4.9 billion (2015)
Increase €212 million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
34,000 (2015)
ParentNetherlands
SubsidiariesAbellio
Abellio Greater Anglia
Serco-Abellio 50%
Merseyrail 50%
ScotRail
Websitewww.ns.nl


Nederlandse Spoorwegen (English: Dutch Railways) or NS is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. NS provides rail services on the Dutch main rail network. The rail infrastructure is maintained by network manager ProRail, which was split off from NS in 2003. Freight services, formerly operated by NS Cargo, merged with the DB Schenker group in 2000.

VIRM6 double deck electric train.

NS runs 4,800 scheduled domestic trains a day, serving 1.1 million passengers.[2] In addition, NS provides international rail services from Abellio which runs Abellio Greater Anglia, Merseyrail and ScotRail in the United Kingdom.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Geconsolideerd overzicht van het totaalresultaat 2016". nsjaarsverslag.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. "Annual report 2010". Nederlandse Spoorwegen. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-07-18.