Dutch national operator ordered 99 "new generation" EMU's for Intercity services - 20 of them will be adapted to run in Belgium. They will replace the current sets on the Amsterdam - Brussels "Benelux" service. The first of these (NS 3301) is in Belgium this week for homologation. This takes place on the Ath - Silly segment of the Brussels - Tournai line. The picture was taken at the spot called Bois de Coucou. The track in the foreground leads to the maintenance base of the the Brussels - Paris high speed line.