NS Mat '64
|Mat '64 / Plan V / Plan T|
Two 2-car Mat '64 Plan V trains in 2011
Standard class interior
|Manufacturer||Werkspoor, Talbot, Düwag|
|Replaced||Mat '35, '36, '40|
|Constructed||Plan T: 1961–1965
Plan V: 1966–1976
|Entered service||Plan T: 1962–2010
Plan V: 1967–2016
|Refurbishment||Plan T: 1999–2002|
|Scrapped||Plan T: 2008–2011
Plan V: 2014–Present
|Number built||Plan T: 31
Plan V: 246
|Number in service||Plan T: 0
Plan V: 50
|Number preserved||Plan T: 0
Plan V: 2
|Number scrapped||Plan T: 30|
|Formation||Plan T: Bk + mBDK + mAB + Bk
Plan V: ABk + Bk
|Fleet numbers||Plan T: 501–531
Plan V: 401–438, 441–483, 801–965
|Capacity||Plan T: 41 First 230 Standard
Plan V: 24 First 104/118/120 Standard
|Operator(s)||Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia Transport|
|Train length||Plan T: 101.9 m (334 ft 4 in)
Plan V: 52.1 m (170 ft 11 in)
|Doors||Plan T: 16
Plan V: 8/10
|Articulated sections||Plan T: 4
Plan V: 2
|Maximum speed||140 km/h (87 mph)|
|Weight||Plan T: 163 t
Plan V: 86 t
|Traction motors||Smit-N.V. Heemaf|
|Power output||Plan T: 1,400 kilowatts (1,900 hp)
Plan V: 508 1,220 kilowatts (1,640 hp)
|Electric system(s)||1.5 kV DC Catenary|
|Current collection method||Pantograph|
|UIC classification||Plan T: 2'2'+Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'+2'2'
Plan V: 2'Bo'+Bo'2'
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The NS Mat '64 or Materieel '64 electric multiple units were built by Werkspoor and later by Düwag and Waggonfabrik Talbot between 1961 and 1976. They were operated in the Netherlands by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) until 2016. The classes are called Plan T and Plan V: the Plan T is a 4-car EMU, and the Plan V is a 2-car EMU.
In the Netherlands, they are nicknamed 'Apekoppen' (literal translation: 'monkey heads') due to their distinct shape. 
In July 2010 the last Plan T EMUs were taken out of service. The Plan V EMUs are now the oldest units used by the NS. As of December 2012, only a small amount of routes are being served by Mat '64s normally. They also had been used widely in 2010 and 2012 winters when many newer SLT's were broken, due to winter problems. This might happen until all SLT's are 'snow-proof'.
In 2015 there were still 40 Plan V sets in service, used on stopping services outside the Randstad. All sets have been taken out of service in May 2016, because their revision period expired. Many sets have been scrapped already.
In late 2015, NS announced the withdrawal of the remaining Plan V sets in the 2016 timetable, starting in December 2015. However, due to a shortage of rolling stock, several sets were kept in service until the 4th of April 2016, when the last sets were finally taken out of service.
In total there were 246 Plan V sets and 31 Plan T sets built, the table shows details of these sets.
|Series:||Built:||Quantity when new:||Set numbers:|
|Plan TT||1961||1 (Prototype)||501|
|Plan V1, V2, V3||1966–1970||38||401–438|
The services that remained for Mat '64 in 2015 are listed below. These were all taken over by other rolling stock from April 2016 onwards.
|4400||Sprinter||'s-Hertogenbosch – Oss – Nijmegen||Mat '64||Connected with series 9600|
|6800||Sprinter||Maastricht Randwyck – Maastricht – Sittard – Roermond||Mat '64|
|6900||Sprinter||Heerlen – Sittard||Mat '64|
|7000||Sprinter||Apeldoorn – Deventer – Almelo – Hengelo – Enschede||Mat '64||No evening and weekend service between Almelo and Enschede|
|7500||Sprinter||Ede-Wageningen – Arnhem||Mat '64|
|9600||Sprinter||'s-Hertogenbosch – Eindhoven – Helmond – Deurne||Mat'64||Connected with series 4400|
|23500||Intercity||Heerlen – Sittard||Mat '64||Only evening service|
Since the beginning of timetable 2016, which started on December 13, 2015, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen planned to take all Mat ’64 trains out of service. However, that was not possible because there was a lack of deployable trains. That is also the reason why the Mat ’64 trains could still be seen on some routes in early 2016. However, the trains were not scheduled to drive following a schedule; they will be operating on routes where they’re needed instead. In many cases, they will be seen on the same routes as they were driving on in 2015.
From the original 246 Mat ’64 Plan V trains, the following 28 trains remain available for service; nrs. 441, 443, 444, 446, 447, 449–458, 463–466, 469, 471, 474, 475, 478–480, 482 and 965. These were all taken out of service on the 4th of April 2016.
Two Mat '64's passing at Ommen railway station on the Emmerlijn
Two Plan Vs at Oisterwijk railway station
522 at Twello railway station on an Apeldoorn - Almelo service
503 and 829 arriving at Deventer railway station from Zwolle to Nijmegen.
A Mat '64 seen at Zoetermeer railway station
Plan V at Utrecht Centraal railway station on a Stoptrein to Den Haag Centraal
A Plan T and Plan V approach Den Haag Laan van NOI railway station
2 Plan Vs pass Arnhem Velperpoort railway station on a service towards Zutphen
A Mat '64 at Schiedam Centrum railway station
506 nearing Deventer Colmschate railway station on an Almelo - Apeldoorn Stoptrein
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