Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) expects to be able to cut some 200 jobs among its train personnel due to an adjustment in its register. NS plans to reduce the time that its engine drivers and ticket collectors have to prepare for check-in and check-out for their train service to 15 minutes from the current 35 minutes.

The 200 jobs to be cut are a rough estimation, the NS spokesperson said. No forced redundancies will be included in the job cuts. The NS employees who loose their current positions will be offered alternative job opportunities within the NS.

The workers' council (OR) of NS' passenger transport unit, NS Reizigers, does not approve the job cuts plan and has proposed to the management of NS to cancel the adjustment of its register.


  • 4 April 2005: De FinanciĆ«le Telegraaf


Eurofound (2005), Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 61875, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61875.