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  GRIDtoday: Dutch Railways Picks NetScreen To Secure Data Network
An evaluation of Dutch Railways' network, which is accessed by more than 300 remote locations and links to partner networks, third-party reservation portals and the Internet, uncovered that it had become very fragmented, had limited throughput and made it difficult to secure the organization effectively against modern attacks.
Dutch Railways leverages the virtual systems capability of the NetScreen-500 systems, which enables the organization to use a single device to logically partition the network into separate security zones with distinct security policies that can be applied and centrally managed.
This allows Dutch Railways to deploy security measures deep into the core of the network, protecting data resources from misuse and unauthorized access between departments as well as preventing the effect of any breaches launched externally on a particular department from spreading to others, minimizing additional capital and maintenance costs.
www.gridtoday.com /03/0915/101938.html   (451 words)

 Nederlandse Spoorwegen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It uses the tracks and other railway network infrastructure supplied by ProRail, which used to be part of the NS as well.
Their coverage throughout the country is excellent with almost all cities connected, and a train service of two trains an hour or more in the biggest part of the country (at least 4 trains per hour between all of the largest 4 cities; Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht).
Train routes in the Netherlands shows all the routes of the Dutch Railways and the NS and the private companies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_Railways   (947 words)

 Railways in the Netherlands: A Brief History, 1834-1994 - Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This book traces the origin, growth, decline, and resurrection of the railway system of the Netherlands from its beginnings to privatization in the 1990s, and places its history in the context of the political and socioeconomic development of the country.
However, the success of early English railways did not go unnoticed, and in 1834 a plan was developed for a railway from Amsterdam to the Prussian Ruhr area to replace the transportation system along the Rhine River.
Apart from a short-lived state system, the first railways were built and operated by private companies, but when this did not result in an efficient network, the state stepped in again in 1860 to bring coherence.
www.sup.org /cgi-bin/search/book_desc.cgi?book_id=3947   (601 words)

 TRAINS on Railway Parcel Stamps and Railway Letter Stamps of the World
All the Dutch railway stamps from 1914 to 1944 are of the same basic design, with different inscriptions at the bottom, different over-prints, variations in the details of the other elements, and different colors.
From 1-4-1924 until the railway strike in Sept. 1944 letters could be sent by rail at a rate of 10c.
The Dutch Railways consist of a network of some 2600km, of which 2000km is electrified with 1500V= overhead wire.
alphabetilately.com /TOC/parcels-7.html   (967 words)

 Netherlands - Around Amsterdam - South And Southeast
THE Dutch have several things to learn from the English ; and there are certain lessons which we might acquire from them.
It is a perpetual wonder to me that some of the wider Dutch ever succeed in climbing into their trains at all ; and yet after accomplishing one's own ascent one discovers them seated there comfortably and numerously enough, showing no signs of the struggle.
Travellers who find the Dutch tendency to closed windows a trial beyond endurance may be interested to know that it is law in Holland that if any passenger wish it the window on the lee side may be open.
www.oldandsold.com /articles18/holland-12.shtml   (3020 words)

 Anti-Semitism and Hypocrisy in Dutch Society - Manfred Gerstenfeld
Dutch railway employees transported the Jews to the transit camps.
Dutch anti-Israel activism has become internationally notorious thanks to a person who is not known for any merit of her own.
Dutch criticism of this dramatic failure of the Netherlands was much milder than the frequent Dutch criticism of Israel.
www.jcpa.org /phas/phas-22.htm   (7637 words)

 "Wartime and Postwar Dutch Attitudes Toward the Jews: Myth and Truth" by Manfred Gerstenfeld
Trains of the Dutch railways staffed by Dutch employees transported the Jews to camps in The Netherlands which were transit points to Auschwitz, Sobibor, and other death camps.
One of the Dutch government's major political goals, in its quest for damage-control, is to obtain recognition that, while its predecessors may have failed, it is now acting reasonably under the circumstances.
Another aim of the Dutch government must be to reach a generally accepted historical truth about the systematic looting of Dutch Jewry during World War II and the question of restitution thereafter.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp412.htm   (4720 words)

 Historical evolution
The goal of this project was to study constructive tasks and to develop a general tool for the generation of something that needs to be constructed out of pieces, for example, a layout, a schedule, or a plan.
The system that SISCOG developed for the Dutch Railways underwent extensive life-size tests, from mid 1996, and based on the results of those tests the management of NS placed the system into limited production (shadow planning) in November 1996.
This is a clear indication of the quality of SISCOG's software, since the Dutch Railways, a company with very high standards, both in terms of the quality of the railway operation and in terms of software development, is willing to fully rely on SISCOG's system for solving a very critical problem for their operation.
www.siscog.pt /history.htm   (2373 words)

 EIRO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In June 2001, Dutch Railways (NS) implemented a highly controversial new duty roster - which has been the subject of substantial industrial action in recent months - despite the fact that an agreement on its introduction has been rejected by the largest rail trade union, FNV Bondgenoten.
Meanwhile, an agreement on controversial new rosters at Dutch Railways (NS) was rejected by the membership of the largest rail union, FNV Bondgenoten.
Following a series of strikes over proposed new duty rosters at Dutch Railways (NS), and failed attempts at arbitration and mediation (which included the transport minister), a new agreement on the issue was signed on 23 April 2001 by management and the FNV and CNV trade unions.
www.eiro.eurofound.ie /organisations/organisation_letter_5275_2001.html   (1376 words)

 Dutch and Swiss invited to save Scotland's Ôslow, struggling and unreliable' railways - [Sunday Herald]
The Dutch, the Swiss and the French are expected to examine the 15-year ScotRail franchise to run most of the network, including the Edinburgh to Glasgow express line, which is up for grabs next year.
Dutch Railways Ð Nederlandse Spoorwegen Ð runs 1600 miles of electrified track with three classes of train: the inter-city, with fast connections; the sneltrein, for fast local services; and the stoptrein, which makes frequentÊstopsÊatÊsmaller stations.
But the premier railway is Switzerland'sÊSchweizerische Bundesbahnen, one of the most efficient in the world and 97% electrified, though it has a state subsidy of 66% of all costs.
www.sundayherald.com /25309   (688 words)

 Stichting TEE-nl -> geschiedenis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The units were specially known by their distinctive noses, designed by the Dutch architect Elsebeth van Blerkom together with NLR and had been derived from the form of an egg.
Dutch railway enthusiats organised a farewell trip with sets 1001 and 1003 to Huy in Belgium via Maastricht.
All carriages are after all ex-NS, the design is Dutch, the TEE network has been introduced by a Dutchman (with the pleasant name Den Hollander) and the train units had been running to the Netherlands during their whole career.
www.rensema.demon.nl /en/history.html   (3208 words)

 Dutch Railways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During summer the Dutch trains won't run because the railroad bridges expand by the heat and therefore when opened cannot close again.
During autumn the Dutch trains won't run because storms blow tree branches against the overhead lines which are then torn down.
And year round the Dutch trains won't run because the train drivers refuse to operate trains that are completely filled up with people.
einstein.et.tudelft.nl /~jeanpaul/dutch_railroads.html   (131 words)

 EJP | News | Western Europe | Dutch railways apologise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He took part at a ceremony in the Muiderpoort station, near Amsterdam, from where some 11,000 Dutch Jews were transported to the Westerbork transit camp and then to Aushwitz-Birkenau and Sobibor.
Together with an umbrella group of the Dutch Jewish community, they NS launched last Thursday a poster campaign to combat racism.
The campaign also deals with the role of the Dutch railways in the deportation of some 100,000 Jews during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945.
feeds.netherlandsnews.net /?rid=f8a84707c2df06cb&...   (320 words)

 Nederlandse Spoorwegen -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main (Conveyance for passengers or mail or freight) public transport (Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system) railway company in the (A constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1579; half the country lies below sea level) Netherlands.
It uses the tracks and other railway network infrastructure supplied by (Click link for more info and facts about ProRail) ProRail, which used to be part of the NS as well.
There are plans for a (Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group) share issue to the public in future.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/nederlandse_spoorwegen.htm   (997 words)

 Compendium - Good practice in employment of people with disabilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If a disabled employee shows interest in a post available in one of the railway departments, the centre commences negotiations with the manager concerned and provides information on the granting of State aid and on changes to and adaptation of the workplace.
The partners in this scheme were the Dutch Railways, the works council and the trade unions.
Following the privatisation of the Dutch railways, the placement of people with disabilities has continued without any problem.
www.ceep.org /disables/fr/en/3-06.htm   (470 words)

 Deventer railway Hazmat alarm november 19, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At approximately 12.15 pm on november 19, 1998 in Deventer, the Netherlands, an employee of te Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) saw some white foamy stuff at the lid of a tanker rail car.
After permission of the Railways Traffic Control three fire fighters and a crew member of the Railways Incident Unit went to the railcar to inspect it for leaks of hazardous materials.
It appeared that some build-up of snow around the lid of the railcar gave the railway employee the impression of a foaming leak.
sites.hsij.nl /aba01/hazmat.htm   (219 words)

 Investment & Pensions Europe - IPE.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
IPE.com 16/Mar/05: There is growing criticism among the Dutch pension schemes about the new rules the pensions regulator is set to introduce next year after the railways fund joined the attack.
The railways scheme does not agree with the DNB’s demand that pension funds should invest a larger part of their assets in bonds.
Because of its wealth SPF is one of the few Dutch funds able to pay an inflation correction of 2%, without asking its members costs-covering contributions.
www.ipe.com /article_default.asp?article=18415   (408 words)

 Caithness CWS - Links - Railways
The colour scheme of the Highland Railway at this time was very spartan, being plain dark olive-green with no lining.
On 1st July 1903 this little locomotive pulled the inaugural train of roughly six mainly 6-wheeled carriages from Wick to Lybster, and continued as main motive power until it's withdrawal and probable scrapping in December 1929.The model is finished in it's attractive L.M.S. crimson lake colour with yellow lining, without a name, but numbered 15050.
History and description of all railways in Caithness (Scotland) and checklist of locations.
www.caithness.org /links/railways.htm   (865 words)

 Dutch Railways CAT, W Schoonman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wouter Schoonman's "An applied study on computerized adaptive testing" (Rockland MA: Swets and Zeitlinger, 1989) is a treasury of useful CAT information for the discerning, but occasionally skeptical, reader.
Schoonman's aim was to construct a CAT system for the Dutch version of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB).
Dutch Railways CAT, W Schoonman … Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1991, 5:2 p.
www.rasch.org /rmt/rmt52f.htm   (388 words)

 The European Railway Webring
Site is in Dutch (yet), but it is easy to find your way through the many pictures.
To approach timetables of european railways written with various languages, guide pages are made in Japanese and English.
A website advertising a model railway layout based on the ex-Southern Railway unfinished branch line and dated the 20th.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=eurorail   (1426 words)

 Juniper Networks :: Dutch Railways Selects NetScreen To Secure National Data Network
Sunnyvale, CA - September 8, 2003—NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that Dutch Railways, which delivers passenger transport services throughout the Netherlands and internationally, has deployed NetScreen’s integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) security solutions to provide high-speed, mission-critical firewall protection for its nationwide data network.
“The network operated by Dutch Railways is a dynamic, complex environment to secure and manage.
With NetScreen, Dutch Railways can take advantage of the Internet for increased productivity while minimizing network vulnerabilities without jeopardizing network performance,” said David Flynn, vice president of marketing at NetScreen.
www.juniper.net /company/presscenter/pr/2003/nspr_20030908_488.html   (668 words)

 April 2003 - Roundabout News In Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
About 50% of the German intake of 2001 completed their first year successfully, as opposed to 29% of the Dutch students, and the figures for the previous year are similar.
The Germans are ahead of the Dutch in all subjects.
The Dutch Railways (NS) have announced that an extra 150 trains per day will be running as from mid-December this year.
www.roundabout.nl /2003/04-2003/04-03news.html   (793 words)

 Opalis Case Studies
Building and maintaining a data warehouse to provide the Dutch Railway System with a comprehensive management information system for distributed use.
(12 kg.) of paper that contained all of the information he needed concerning the Dutch railway system's schedule pricing, current promotions, etc. The paper-based system the train conductors relied on was cumbersome to use, difficult to carry, and often, the information was out-dated.
The Devote concept of data warehousing requires good scheduling capability, and since the decision for the operating system was already made (NT 3.51) a number of Windows NT schedulers were evaluated.
www.opalis.com /case_studies_content.asp?sec=122&id=122   (931 words)

 Dutch Railway Stamps
01-03-1964: Dutch railway letter stamps: NS 28-07-1964: 125 Years of Dutch Railways Jubilee.
april 1970: Dutch railway letter stamps: NS 01-05-1972: Dutch railway letter stamps: NS 26-02-1975: Amsterdam underground lines on Amsterdam Anniversary stamps.
18-06-2002: surprise sheet for the province of Utrecht: railway museum, Utrecht.
web.inter.nl.net /hcc/H.Vink/stamps/dstamp0.htm   (207 words)

 0323.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Amstel Cup semi final between Ajax and PSV was cancelled for 06 March, as the Dutch Railways announced its new policy that no football supporters will be transported by train on weekdays.
The Dutch Railways' new policy not to transport football fans during the week, was the reason why the Ajax USA travellers ended up with no Amstel Cup semi final at all, during their stay in Amsterdam.
The reigning Dutch champions were eliminated in Rotterdam on Wednesday, which means PSV will have no European duties on 10 April.
www.ajax-usa.com /news/01-02/0323.html   (329 words)

 Bernard Hodes Group | Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The work honored was for Amsterdam-based client Dutch Railways.
The winning Dutch Railways TV spots used humor to help attract candidates to apply for positions as conductors.
Whether he's entertaining a group of bathing beauties, a horde of Asian tourists, or some devilish kids, the conductor is depicted as a hero and an occupation perceived as boring is presented as enticing.
www.hodes.com /aboutus/dsp_press_template.asp?ID=4900   (470 words)

 Dutch Railways trials tickets by SMS | The Register
For a railway trip from the Netherlands to Cologne, Frankfurt or Dusseldorf, customers can order their tickets online.
Dutch company NoordNed Public Transport, running diesel lines from Groningen to Leeuwarden and vice versa, has been testing a similar system since 2002.
When Dutch Railways are going to introduce SMS ticketing nationally is not known yet.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/02/11/dutch_railways_trials_tickets_by   (478 words)

 RailServe.com: European Passenger Railways, Trams & Transit
Dutch Railways - Official NS server for passenger rail in the Netherlands
Railway Lines in the Rhein/Ruhr-Area (Germany) - Maps and information about the railway system in the most populated area in Germany, the Ruhrgebiet; describes the structure and the changes of the network from 1949 until today (in German)
Railway Performance Society - Advances and promotes the study and recording of Railway Traction Performance in the UK and throughout Europe
www.railserve.com /Passenger/Europe   (4115 words)

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