Political Directors

Support from society and politics is important for further growth as a sector. For example, to be/become competitive with other countries or to be able to offer sufficient capacity on the railways to achieve our mission. Through this platform, we offer insight into the usefulness and necessity of rail freight transport for society.

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What can you expect from us?

Issues such as reliability, safety, sustainability, and costs are important subjects for correctly assessing the social value of rail freight transport. This initiative aims to provide you with transparent, in-depth and up-to-date information about developments in these subjects. Through the information and news items on our platform, our social media channels, the newsletter and our events, you will always be well and carefully informed about the latest state of affairs and our plans for the future. Would you like to know more about the Dutch rail freight sector? Please contact us. We are ready to have that conversation with you.

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Facts & figures

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Launch Rail Cargo Game

21 - 08 - 2023
Launch of Rail Cargo Game during the Topsector Logistics Festival in Rotterdam. Want to know more about the Rail Cargo Game? Contact Caroline Koiter.

The future belongs to the railways

3 - 11 - 2021
"It's necessary to keep our economy 'on track' to meet the sustainability challenges," said Henk Bril, winner Rail Shipper of the year 2021.

Connecting Europe Express: On the right track to European unification

25 - 10 - 2021
The Connecting Europe Express covered 20,000 kilometers last month, crisscrossing Europe. On October 4, the train covered the Amsterdam-Brussels route. The topic of discussion? The…

Test with automatic train traffic (ATO) on the Betuweroute

20 - 10 - 2021
DB Cargo is working together with ProRail and the relevant ministries in the Netherlands and Germany, among others, on a trial with ATO (Automatic Train…

Rail freight transport in 2050: The future starts now

21 - 09 - 2021
By 2050, CO2 emissions from the mobility sector will have fallen by 90%. The doubling of rail freight transport has made an unprecedented contribution to…

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Do you have questions about the initiative Rail Freight, The Future is Ours? Would you like to become an ambassador? Or are you considering transporting goods by rail? Then please contact us. Leave a message with your details and we will contact you within 2 working days.