‘More expensive train tickets, not in order to transformation Prorail’

‘More expensive train tickets, not in order to transformation Prorail’

By the cabinet undone privatisation of railway infrastructure manager ProRail will not lead to more expensive tickets, says state secretary Sharon Dijksma (Infrastructure).

The bewindsvrouw responding Tuesday to a report of consulting firm McKinsey, that in the hands of The Telegraph. From this it would appear that there is quite a price tag to the transformation of Prorail.

Tickets would be 10 percent more expensive, according to the report. “The government wants to ensure that the costs are not on travelers, shippers, carriers and investment on the rail will be shifted”, said Dijksma.

The report would be Monday to the secretary of state are sent in preparation for the debate in the house Tuesday night.

Prorail is now a private company, but must be an independent administrative body under the ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.


The council of ministers went at the beginning of december agree with the proposal to the railway infrastructure manager, in order to form. The bill by the end of 2017 to the Room. The total costs of the operation are estimated at 20 to 30 million euros.

The set-off of tax with the tax authorities and the payment of corporate income tax would be in addition to points of care. This would be an additional levy of additional hundreds of millions can produce. but according to Dijksma still be checked by the Tax authorities.

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