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Mar 25 '15 12:11

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is still evading paying taxes in the Netherlands through a subsidiary in Ireland that has existed since 1998, NRCQ reports. This means that the state, which is the full shareholder of NS, loses out on millions of euros in corporation tax each year.

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Mar 11 '15 10:01

The management of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), ProRail and the unions will discuss the violence against train workers with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment) and Minister Stef Blok (standing in for Security and Justice) tonight, Het Parool reports.

Mar 6 '15 14:30

A Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) employee was injured in an assault on Hoofdorp's railway station around midnight last night.

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Oct 1 '14 17:31

The cost of building bike storage facilities at train stations is becoming too high for municipalities, according to the ChristenUnie MP Carla Dik-Faber. Dik-Faber has called for the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) to contribute funds for construction and operation.

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Sep 30 '14 12:43

National rail firm Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) announced Tuesday that bathrooms will be installed on Sprinter trains across the Netherlands by mid 2021, nearly four years earlier than previously expected. State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment Wilma Mansveld wrote that installation of the toilets will begin in the first quarter of 2018 and involve 131 trains.

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Sep 1 '14 15:43

The fines that the Dutch Railways (NS) and ProRail receive for malpractice will increase if they do not comply with the agreements for two years in a row, this State Secretary Wilma Mansveld wrote to the Second Chamber today.

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Sep 1 '14 12:03

Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway's busiest season of the year.

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Jun 30 '14 11:35

The NS is hesitant about introducing the new high-speed trains, or 'flitstreinen' before 2021. In a letter to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure, Timo Huges, NS-chief, writes that the new intercity trains will not be able to travel faster than 200 kilometers per hour.

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Jun 20 '14 13:45

State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment has been asked to clarify the millions of euros that transport companies seem to have made out of travelers who forget to check out with their OV chip cards. GroenLinks has asked Mansveld to detail in writing the figures from a research bureau, who reported €23 million in gains for the companies.

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Jun 3 '14 10:34

A passenger train lost its rear car on the Moerdijk bridge in Dordrecht on Monday, which uncoupled due to 'unknown circumstances', Dutch Rail (NS) announces. The automatic brake system kicked in immediately, and the 700 passengers were not in danger, a spokesperson said.

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Apr 23 '14 08:55

Dutch Railways (NS) wants to raise the price of train tickets during peak hours, according to new transport agreements with state secretary Wilma Mansveld, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Aug 21 '13 07:15

The Dutch Railways have a net loss of 76 million euro in the first half of 2013. Over the same period last year they had a profit of 147 million euro. This is evident from the interim results of the Railways, which was published on Tuesday.

Aug 2 '13 08:35

A cheap Dutch rental bike system known as Bike & Go will be applied in 50 railway stations in the UK beginning on August 13, according to BikeBiz.

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Apr 22 '13 15:55

Travelers can use the free Internet in trains for another year. The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS), extends its contract for wifi in intercity trains with provider T-Mobile with another year.

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Apr 16 '13 15:22

The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), asks the Queensday-traveler to be patient. Even though thorough preparations have been made, the NS expects large crowds, especially later at night.

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Apr 3 '13 14:57

The Dutch Railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), and the railway administrator ProRail are investigating the possibility of measuring heat in the Schipholtunnel. This should prevent the now regular interruptions in rail traffic caused by smoke detection alarms.

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Apr 1 '13 14:56

Train stations should no longer be the responsibility of the Dutch Railways, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) said D66 Member of Parliament Stientje van Veldhoven on Monday. To make the division of roles in rail infrastructure more equal the ownership of stations should go to ProRail, the railway administrator.

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