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Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Industry Rail transport
When it was created 1938
Headquarters Utrecht, Netherlands
Things made Rail transport, rail construction, services
Money earned Increase 4.9 billion (2015)
Net income Decrease €118 million (2015)
Employees 34,000 (2015)
Parent Netherlands
Subsidiaries Abellio
Abellio Greater Anglia
Serco-Abellio 50%
Merseyrail 50%
ScotRail
Website www.ns.nl

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (English: Dutch Railways) or NS is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. NS provides rail services on the Dutch main rail network. The rail infrastructure is maintained by network manager ProRail, which was split off from NS in 2003. Freight services, formerly operated by NS Cargo, merged with the DB Schenker group in 2000.

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NS runs 4,800 scheduled domestic trains a day, serving 1.1 million passengers. In addition, NS provides international rail services from Abellio which runs Abellio Greater Anglia, Merseyrail and ScotRail.

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