Saturday, October 23, 2021

Dordrecht Zuid, Roosendaal, Etten-Leur, Tilburg Reeshof

This weekend I'm off to the Netherlands
Taking a bus to the airport for a change
Stockholm architechture
Ryanair is coming to Arlanda airport 
The photo was taken earlier in central Stockholm - the competition is getting tuff as more people start to travel again. Ryanair, Eurowings, Finnair are starting new direct routes from Stockholm 
Today I'm flying with Norwegian, onboard there are snacks and drinks to buy
Amsterdam Zuid following morning

I'm taking trains south to Roosendaal
Changing trains at Schiphol airport station
The direct train to Rotterdam requires a supplement
There is a dedicated ticket machine for the supplement

Coffee to go

The first stop for me is Dordrecht Zuid
The number indicates the maximum speed x10 on the road ahead
I am at Staatslijn I, the line between Rotterdam and Breda which opened in 1872
The line is used by both passenger and freight trains
NS Class 6400 manufactured by MaK/ABB

Normally the high speed trains are using HSL-Zuid which is running in parallel to this line, but due to railworks all trains are here today
Thalys PBKA

186 256, Traxx F140 MS from Lineas

D, A, CH, I, NL, B

189 094, DB Cargo

MaK / Vossloh G1206



Thalys PBKA and PBA

Autumn has arrived to Netherlands




Roosendaal station

It is a border station, so it's possible to switch between Dutch and Belgian trains here
Etten-Leur station

193 326

NS Kameel, NS 20 is an inspection car from 1954

At Breda station I can spot a nightrain
It is GreenCityTrip night train operating different routes in Europe, Italy and Austria are two destinations among others
The train has 14 coaches, with 3 different classes
Sleeper cars WLABm

Tilburg Reeshof station
Another NS Class 6400

This is Staatslijn E, the railway between Breda and Eindhoven

NS Class 1700
1781 is now used by "Independent rail partner" and the so-called Coevorden shuttle

Another Class 1700
This time used for Dinner train
1570 835

Wrmz dining car
Dinner train departs every weekend from different Dutch towns and traveling around Netherlands while passengers are enjoying their meal

Amsterdam in the evening


Time to go to bed


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