NS is investing in new Sprinter trains. We have ordered 58 new FLIRT type trains from the supplier Stadler. These are being introduced in phases, starting with the 2017 timetable. This has added around 10,000 seats. From the autumn of 2018 and in 2019, NS will start using 118 Sprinter trains from CAF, with a total seating capacity of 20,000 seats. Both types of trains meet strict technical requirements, are energy-efficient and have wide doors. A retractable step makes getting on and off the train easier. Transparency and more light improve the feeling of safety in the train.
Since the 2017 timetable, NS has been running the regional franchise R-net between Gouda and Alphen. NS has had 6 more trains built for this. The inside and outside of the trains match the red-and-grey house style of R-net.