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is a public transport
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company operating bus
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and passenger train
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services in the east of the Netherlands
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. It is owned jointly by NS
Nederlandse Spoorwegen , or NS, is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands.Its trains operate over the tracks of the Dutch national railinfrastructure, operated by ProRail, which was split off from NS in 2003...
Reizigers and Keolis
Keolis is the largest private sector French transport group. It runs passenger railways, tramways, bus networks, funiculars, trolley buses, and airport services. The company, based in Paris, is majority owned by SNCF, the French state rail operator. AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et...
. Originally Syntus stands for SYN
ergie tussen T
rein en bUS
which means Syn
ergy between T
rain and Bus
Rail routes operated by Syntus are:
Arnhem is a city and municipality, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is the capital of the province of Gelderland and located near the river Nederrijn as well as near the St. Jansbeek, which was the source of the city's development. Arnhem has 146,095 residents as one of the...
Winterswijk is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands.Winterswijk is a town with a population of some 30,000 in the Achterhoek which lies in the most eastern part of the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It was also known as Winethereswick, Winriswic or Wenterswic...
- Zutphen – Winterswijk
- Zutphen – Hengelo
Hengelo is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel. The city lies along the motorways A1/E30 and A35 and it has a station for the International Amsterdam – Hannover – Berlin service.-Traffic and transport:...
- Arnhem – Tiel
' is a municipality and a town in the middle of the Netherlands.The town is enclosed by the Waal river and the Linge river on the south and the north side, and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal on the east side. The city was founded in the 5th century AD....
Bus services connect at many of the stations, but not on the Arnhem to Tiel service.
The track and other infrastructure used by all these routes is managed by ProRail
In the Netherlands, ProRail is a government task organisation that takes care of maintenance and extensions of the national railway network infrastructure , of allocating rail capacity, and of traffic control...
Most of the company's rail services are operated using Lint 41
The Alstom Coradia LINT is a diesel single-unit or two-unit articulated passenger railcar manufactured by Alstom. The acronym LINT is short for the German "Leichter Innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen"...
diesel multiple units, although Syntus also leases a several of Buffel (DM'90)
The NS Class 3400 diesel multiple units were built by Duewag, Talbot and SIG between 1996 and 1998. They operate in the Netherlands. They are operated by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen and some are currently on loan to Syntus. The class is referred to as DM'90 or Buffel by the Dutch, which means...
's from NS.
Syntus is a partner with the country's other passenger railway operators in a common national fare system, while for bus journeys the National Tariff System
The national tariff system is a ticketing and zoning scheme for local public transport in the Netherlands. It was designed as a nationwide scheme but is being phased out and replaced by the OV-chipkaart...
applies. Syntus have also started using electroning cards on buses (OV-Chipkaart), which can replace normal paper tickets.