Let’s Not Go Dutch

by Jeremy on 08-Feb-2011

A few days ago, Reuters reported that the Dutch high speed rail company High Speed Alliance (HSA) was already in danger of going bankrupt.  The HSA line which runs between Amsterdam and Brussels has been open for just over a year and is failing to attract anything like the required number of passengers to make it viable.  No decisions have yet been made but clearly the Netherlands government is unlikely to receive the 148m Euros rent a year from HSA for using the infrastructure and it might, instead, have to start subsidising the service.  A fine mess.

For the full article go to: Dutch high speed rail woes

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