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NoordNed Personenvervoer
TypeBesloten vennootschap
IndustryPublic transport
Nederlandse Spoorwegen

NoordNed Personenvervoer B.V. (English translation Network North) was a public transport company operating trains and buses in the north and northeast of the Netherlands. Founded in 1999 as a joint venture by Arriva and Nederlandse Spoorwegen, after Arriva took full ownership in 2003, the brand was retired in 2005.


NoordNed train

NoordNed was established by Arriva and Nederlandse Spoorwegen, each having a 49% shareholding. In May 1999 it commenced operating regional train services on the Leeuwarden to Harlingen and Leeuwarden to Stavoren lines. It also operated rail services between Leeuwarden and Groningen on behalf of Nederlandse_Spoorwegen.[1]

On 28 May 2000 it commenced operating services between Groningen and Nieuweschans, and Roodeschool under a five year concession.[2]

In December 2003, Arriva became the sole owner.[3][4] In December 2005, NoordNed commenced operating 15 year contracts in Groningen and Friesland.[5] In December 2005 the NoordNed brand was retired with all operations merged with Arriva's other Netherlands operations.[6]


  1. ^ Train Franchising Begins in the Netherlands Today's Railways Europe issue 47 November 1999 page 36
  2. ^ NoordNed Take Over Today's Railways Europe issue 56 August 2000 page 51
  3. ^ NS to sell NoordNed shares Modern Railways issue 661 October 2003 page 71
  4. ^ Netherlands Arriva
  5. ^ NoordNed wins Today's Railways Europe issue 114 June 2005 page 52
  6. ^ A decade of growth and future ambitions Global Railway Review 23 January 2009

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