Font size: A A A A
Home > Trip Types and Activities > Rail Travel
Related topics: Rail Travel,Belgium, The Netherlands

High-Speed Trains Connecting Amsterdam and Brussels Shuts Down

January 22, 2013 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Just as Spain's high-speed rail network gets a boost, another suffers a setback: According to the Associated Press, the new Fyra train connecting Amsterdam and Brussels have been suffering "technical problems" since their debut last month. These problems have caused repeated delays on trips between the Dutch and Belgian capitals that were supposed to be more than an hour shorter than the regular service the Fyra trains—which can go as fast as 155 miles per hour—replaced.

On Friday, Belgian officials halted the service. Belgian rail executives then met on Monday to discuss the next step, and is reporting that the Belgian railway authority NMBS, jointly responsible for Fyra with the Dutch, said it would be bringing back a direct link between Roosendaal and Antwerp. The Dutch transport minister, meanwhile, warned it could take months for Fyra trains to get back on track.



What do you think of this $type?


About the Author

Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Doctor Who Magazine wins the ACE Press Award 0 Following its record breaking ABC figure earlier this year, Doctor Who Magazine had cause for further celebration at the 2014 ACE Press Awards held viagra bedeutung online apotheke at the Museum of London. This may take a second or two.

By Jena Tesse Fox | January 22, 2013
Belgian officials have halted the high-speed Fyra service between Amsterdam and Brussels.