GSM-R Interference Control Subsidy Scheme

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The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) implements the GSM-R Interference Control Subsidy Scheme on the instructions of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

The GSM-R Interference Control Subsidy Scheme (Subsidieregeling beheersing GSM-R Interferentie) is a contribution towards the costs incurred by keepers of railway vehicles when adjusting or replacing existing GSM-R train radios or EDORs. Applications for the subsidy can be submitted as from 1 October 2014.

The scheme enters into force on 1 August 2014 and has been published in the Government Gazette.

Purpose

Due to an increase in mobile communications and the development of 3G and 4G networks, it is important for existing train radio equipment (GSM-R train radios and EDORs) in railway vehicles to be adjusted or replaced by an enhanced version in order to ensure the best possible performance of these systems in the years to come.

For whom?

Keepers of railway vehicles who have been granted access to the Dutch railway network may qualify for the subsidy. More information can be found under “Do I qualify?”.

Period for submitting applications

Applications can be submitted as from 1 October 2014 until 5.00 pm on 30 September 2016.

Budget

The total subsidy budget available is € 30 million.

Complete applications

Only complete applications comprised of an application form and the annexes referred to therein will be handled by RVO.nl.

Inspection

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment will inspect the equipment installed in the rail road vehicles. We notify you that you must cooporate with the ministry when asked.

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