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30-mile section of Dutch high-speed line ready for passengers

The Dutch government recently gave the go-ahead to a Fluor Corp.-led consortium to begin operating a portion of a high-speed rail line begin built between Amsterdam and the Belgian border.

The government presented a Certificate of Availability to Fluor for the 30-mile southern section of the line, which connects Rotterdam and the Belgian border.

The Dutch government contracted the Infraspeed consortium — comprising Fluor, Siemens Nederland NV, Royal BAM Group NV, HSBC Infrastructure Ltd. and Innisfree Ltd. — to design, build, finance and maintain the $3.3 billion high-speed rail system.

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