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To prevent ice from accumulating under trains, NS and ProRail have set up anti-icing systems at various locations in the Netherlands. By spraying trains with glycol (anti-icing), we can ensure that less snow and ice accumulates under trains.


Anti-icing

NS and ProRail use anti-icing systems to spray the bottom of trains with glycol, making it more difficult for snow and ice to accumulate. By doing so, we can prevent clumps of snow and ice from getting in the way of switches and damaging the ducts & power lines under the train. This method has been tried and tested in Russia and Scandinavia, and NS & ProRail have already conducted various successful pilots. 

Watch this video by ProRail to find out exactly how these anti-icing systems work.