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Mobility and Transport

Due to its position and the North Sea ports, three corridors are running through the Dutch network:

  • Rhine-Alpine corridor, starting from the Amsterdam and Rotterdam harbours towards Germany (Düsseldorf and Cologne).
  • North Sea-Mediterranean corridor, starting from Amsterdam and running towards Belgium via Antwerp.
  • North Sea-Baltic corridor, from the Amsterdam and Rotterdam harbours, running eastbound towards Germany.

Infrastructure Managers

Prorail is the Dutch national Infrastructure Manager. The Dutch network has a part which belongs to the Core Network Corridors (over 700 km).

Information regarding the Dutch network and its features can be found at:

National implementation plan

The Dutch National Implementation Plan (NIP) was delivered in 2018. It is compliant with the ERTMS European Deployment Plan with some exceptions, such as the Rotterdam-Utrecht line that will be delayed to 2033 or the NSB part from Deventer towards the German border, which will be deployed by 2037.

According to the Dutch NIP:

  • The entire network will be equipped with ERTMS Level 2.
  • There is an intention to decommission but with no detailed plan or dates.

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

The ILT (Environment and Transport Inspectorate) is the NSA responsible in the Netherlands for compliance with rail sector regulations and laws, among other responsibilities. ILT works on the monitoring of the companies involved in the sector for a safer activity.

There is little information available on the ILT website that is explicitly related to ERTMS/ETCS. Some documentation is on these links: