Technical tours

Technical tours will be organised by ProRail on Wednesday 19 March 2008 in the afternoon. During the tour you will experience the Dutch High Speed Line in the Dutch landscape and by several types of mobility, such as a bike and a boat

You will have the opportunity to visit one technical tour. A tour includes transportation to and from the location and an English speaking guide and will last half a day. The fee for a tour is 35 euros (excl. 19% VAT).

The following tours will be offered:

  1. Harmonisation of the High Speed Line in the Dutch landscape (bike tour). Experience by bike the harmonisation of the Dutch High Speed Line in the Dutch landscape. You will also be informed about the tunnel under the Green Heart with its innovative tunnels installations. This tour is including transportation to and from the location, a rented bike and an English speaking guide.
  2. Construction and architecture of the bridge "Hollandsch Diep" (boat tour). Experience the construction and architecture of the bridge Hollandsch Diep by boat and visit the tunnel Dortsche Kil by feet. This tour is including transportation to and from the location, boat trip, entrance National Park Biesbosch, visit to tunnel Dortsche Kil and an English speaking guide.
  3. Train station Rotterdam and traffic control centre High Speed Line (walk tour). Experience the developments of the train station Rotterdam. You will also have a look at the traffic control centre of the Dutch High Speed Line. See how the line is managed and be informed about the design, construction, finance and maintenance contract of the line. This tour is including an English speaking guide.
  4. Traffic control centre Schiphol Airport and maintenance yard Infraspeed (train tour). Experience the differences between rail and air traffic control centre. You will also bring a visit to the maintenance yard of the high speed track in Hoofddorp. This tour is including train ticket and an English speaking guide.

You can book your technical tour together with your congress registration. Please use the registration form or make your registration online.

Online Matchmaking programme

The online matchmaking programme of UIC HIGHSPEED 2008 offers you the possibility to network online with existing business contacts or with prospects prior to, during and after the event. After registering for the congress of UIC HIGHSPEED 2008 you are invited to take part in this programme. Participants in this programme can get in contact with other participants of the congress of UIC HIGHSPEED 2008. It offers you also a great opportunity to make appointments with participants for personal meetings during the event.