New Sprinters were taken officially in use
The NS has Wednesday twenty new Sprinters were taken officially in use. The trainsets are part of an order of a total of 58 Sprinters. These come from next year in full operation.
The first four ride all on two routes in the Netherlands.
The new equipment is needed because more and more people use the trains. The NS started with four new trains to the effect of teething troubles to a minimum. “That there were ultimately hardly,” says a spokeswoman.
Now slowly the big numbers on the track. These go away in the Southeast of the Netherlands, and now all have a toilet. At the time, partly by the action group Trains with Toilets, many complained about the lack of toilets in the Sprinters. The new trains. Also the existing Sprinters get a few years down the toilet.
The 58 additional Sprinters provide over 16,000 additional seated and standing. What’s new in the current Sprinters is that they have outlets and usb ports.