|Route km operated||426 km|
|Track length||no own tracks|
NS International (formerly NS Hispeed) is the rail operator in the Netherlands that operates international intercity and high-speed train connections to Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and several other destinations.
NS International is part of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. It currently operates both high-speed and non-high-speed services. Further international semi-high-speed and high-speed services are to be introduced in the near future.
NS Hispeed was formed in 2007 when the former international subdivision of NS, NS Internationaal, was rebranded as NS Hispeed. It is a founding member of the Railteam alliance, with a 10% share in the group. In June 2014, they changed their name to NS International.
NS International is the Dutch partner in two high-speed international services, Thalys and ICE International. Although the rolling stock for these services are pooled, each partner has purchased and owns a number of units in each fleet. NS owns three ICE 3M EMUs used for the ICE services, and two PBKA EMUs operated by Thalys, all of which are quadricurrent.
NS International ordered 16 V250 trains from AnsaldoBreda, with NMBS/SNCB ordering a further 3 sets. They were used on Dutch domestic services and NS International services to Brussels. These sets are eight carriages long and have a top speed of 250 km/h. They entered service in December 2012 - five years later than originally planned. They were taken out of service the following month due to numerous technical issues. Four months later only two of the 9 already delivered trains were still capable of performing test runs.
|Series 43000||Electric multiple unit||186||300||2||1997||Used for Thalys service|
|DBAG Class 406||Electric multiple unit||199||320||3||1999||Used for ICE International service|
|V250||Electric multiple unit||155||250||16 ordered||2008-2010||Trains were to be used for Fyra, but the order was cancelled in 2013|
- Dutch railway services - Showing NS International services
- Amsterdam-Emmerich border, 115 km; high-speed line Schiphol-Antwerpen, 147 km; Amsterdam-Leiden-Rotterdam-Roosendaal, ? km; Amsterdam-Apeldoorn-Deventer-Almelo-Bad Bentheim border, 88+15+38+33 km.
- "Fyra brand for Amsterdam – Brussels high speed". Railway Gazette International. 2009-07-07.
- "Fyra launch delayed again". Railway Gazette International. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- "Bestemming beter Beslissing NMBS/SNCB over V250 - stellen" (PDF). NMBS. Retrieved 1 June 2013.