Fyra high-speed trains finally return to Italy

The first of the 16 Fyra high-speed trains sold back to the manufacturers are expected to set off on their return journey to Italy this weekend, the NRC reports.

Dutch railway company NS sold back the trains to their Italian maker AnsaldoBreda for €125m, leaving a loss of €88m on the deal.

The Fyra train service, which ran between Amsterdam and Brussels, was cancelled in June 2013 following months of technical problems.

If AnsaldoBreda refits and sells on the trains, the NS will receive a proportion of the sale price which will bring down the loss.

The deal between the NS and AnsaldoBreda has avoided lengthy court proceedings.

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