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    Reference: 20210401
    Release date: 9 July 2021

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Purchase of new rolling stock for the operation of commuter, regional and main railway services within the Netherlands and Belgium.


    The project is expected to improve the quality and offer of passenger rail services in the Netherlands. By supporting efficient public transport, the investment will also bring environmental benefits (reduction of emissions and noise levels), and improve transport safety.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    not disclosed

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    not disclosed

    Environmental aspects

    The investments proposed under the project do not fall under either Annex I or Annex II of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 2011/92/EU as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU as manufacturing and use of rail rolling stock is not included in either list. The need for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and/or assessment according to the Habitats Directive for associated facilities (e.g. maintenance workshops or depots) will be analysed during the appraisal. However, it is not expected that additional maintenance workshops or depots are needed for these trains. The project is expected to have a positive environmental impact by helping the railways to maintain and improve its modal share in key sections of the passenger market that are most appropriately met by rail. In addition, the arrangements for scrapping of replaced stock, if any, will be checked during appraisal.


    The Promoter is a contracting authority regulated by public procurement law, and follows EU Directive 2014/25/EU. The trains to be financed under this project will be procured by making use of options that were included in two supply contracts that the promoter signed in 2014 and 2016 with European manufacturers. The original contracts were both procured through a negotiated procedure, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU in 2012 and 2014, as and where required.


    Under appraisal - 18/06/2021


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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    The Netherlands Transport