Opening ceremony for locomotive workshop
A new locomotive workshop has been opened on the Massvlakte in the port of Rotterdam. In the high-tech facility all types of locomotives can be services, repaired and certified. Unique to the Netherlands are the test tracks with catenaries capable of handling all the different mains voltages commonly used by Europe’s railway lines.
The workshop has eight sidings and six work tracks and is connected via points on the main track to the railway network. Locomotives can access and leave the site along two parallel tracks. Incoming locomotives are placed on the right track using a transverser. Before they enter the workshop they are cleaned in a washing facility. (ben)