Independent rail expertise:
Assessments, evaluations & second opinions

Contact : Willard Kamerling
About us:
RootS HTA-Rail
HTA-Rail is a Dutch limited company with roots going back in the Dutch railways and Dutch municipal transport. It is a networked
organization that seeks to mobilize a package of knowledge and experience that adds value to its clients.

HTA-Rail brings together a network of managers and professionals with broad rail experience throughout Europe and beyond. The roots of HTA-Rail go back into the Dutch railways and The Hague municipal transport company.
Therefore the scope encompasses heavy rail, light rail and high speed rail operations and infrastructure. Its business associates worked in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Serbia, Israel, Egypt, Jordan. hsl-infra


Holland Transport Advising provides the expertise for operators, infrastructure managers and public authorities to be able to ensure safe, effective and efficient investments and operations. Read more..

Rail can provide highly efficient and sustainable transportation and mobility solutions for both passengers and freight.
In most cases the infrastructure and part of the operation is financed by public authorities.
Since investments are high and operations are complex the operators, infrastructure managers and public authorities that are involved need to safeguard an effective and efficient implementation of its investments and the accompanying operation.

Holland Transport Advisors provide the expertise for operators, infrastructure managers and public authorities to be able to exercise its role as a professional principal of transport and infrastructure companies.


Value proposition

Holland Transport Advisors can introduce parties to experience, know-how and best practices on transportation planning, infrastructure, rolling stock & contract management. Read more...
When a public transport authority, operator or infrastructure manager moves to a new area or encounters problems with the existing rail system this calls for the best know how, experience and practices.

Holland Transport Advising adds value for its clients by offering assessments, evaluations and second opinions of:

  • Transportation planning: from strategic planning to timetable design
  • Infrastructure development: specifications, tender documents, bid evaluation, design
  • Rolling stock: fleet planning, procurement, maintenance
  • Contract management: contract design, target setting, performance management
New challenges could be the introduction of light rail or high speed rail, new rolling stock, power systems or signalling systems, but also organisational aspects like the introduction of competition on rail or in contracting.


HTA-Rail work with the best experts, well known with the Dutch Railsystems & operations and able to provide practical solutions for other railsystems.


HTA associates have been involved in projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Projects include high speed rail, heavy rail and light rail infrastructure, rolling stock and operations. Read more...

Experience of HTA-Rail associates include:

  • Transport operations (both freight and passengers, including e.g. safety management, transport planning, performance management and marketing);
  • Infrastructure development, design, construction, operation and maintenance; heavy rail, high speed and light rail; civil engineering, electrification, signalling and station design);
  • Rolling stock planning, specification, procurement, operation and maintenance.



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