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Report Blasts Dutch Govt, Railway in Failed High-speed Link

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:34 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch infrastructure official has resigned following the publication of a damning report into a failed high-speed rail service linking Amsterdam and Brussels.

The report accused government ministers and the national rail company of putting their own interests ahead of passengers throughout the ill-fated project.

The report published Wednesday following a parliamentary inquiry says the mismanagement meant "passengers didn't get what was promised: fast, direct transport to Brussels for a reasonable price."

Junior infrastructure minister Wilma Mansveld announced her resignation at a hastily arranged press conference, saying she accepted political responsibility for the failure.

The Belgian and Dutch governments pulled the plug on the high-speed link in 2013 after new Italian-built trains were plagued with technical problems in their first few months of service.

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A Dutch infrastructure official has resigned following the publication of a damning report into a failed high-speed rail service linking Amsterdam and Brussels.The report accused government ministers and the national rail company of putting their own interests ahead of...
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