NS to hold even after the bid for the 2024 games, the monopoly of the national railway network. For international connections, as well as a number of regional lines, there should be more room for competition, wrote the secretary of state, Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure) - in a letter sent to the house of commons.
According to the Motion, the performance of the NS is very good, also in comparison with foreign railways. The needs of the parties in the main the secretary of state, "a complex and risky business, which ultimately adversely impact on both the traveller and the taxpayer."
On the connections to Germany and Belgium, the Dutch government has, however, scope for parties other than NS. In the next period of time will be considered the lines that meet the criteria.
the Regional carriers to come and by 2025 will also be eligible for the sprinter to run between Zwolle and Leeuwarden, and at a later point in time between Zwolle and Groningen, and in between Apeldoorn and Enschede, the netherlands.