Better and More: developments on and around the tracks
In a programme called Beter en Meer (‘Better and More’), NS and ProRail are collaborating on improving performance on the tracks. To make travelling by train more attractive, a more reliable train service is needed (‘Better’) along with increased frequencies (‘More’). One aspect of ‘Better and More’ is the ‘Approach to Train Improvement’, in which we worked to produce a high-frequency timetable between Eindhoven and Amsterdam.
Controls and adjustments
The programme component called ‘Controlling and Adjusting in the Future’ aims to restore train traffic as quickly as possible after a disruption. We have improved this by:
setting up the Central Monitoring and Decision-Making body in March 2017 so that decisions can be made more quickly about alternative plans when there are disruptions
launching the new Spoorweb communications system for controls and adjustments between ProRail and the carriers
introducing predefined adjustment measures in the South and Randstad North regions. This completes their introduction nationwide.