Review IC direct

The reliability of the national high speed line between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda with the Intercity direct (IC direct) is insufficient. Moreover, it has decreased over the years.

ProRail and NS have drafted plans for improvement. Their goal is to improve the punctuality and reduce train cancellations.

Commisioned by the ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Triple Bridge, in collaboration with Railistics, has tested the effectiveness of these plans.

In addition, the review team, directed by Mirjam Cauvern, compared the achievements of the IC direct with respect to those of other transporters on similar routes abroad.

Based on the results of the review, the ministry wants to make ambitious yet realistic agreements of performance with NS and ProRail. The results also provide the basis for potential investment decisions.