help students to work with end-of-life parts from old NS train interiors, for which they have to find the best possible second destination/purpose?
NS is aiming to give 100% of phased out trains a new life. If it is not possible to sell the train, NS offers the interior parts as resources for new products. This also includes parts that the market will not directly find a new destination for.
Working together on circularity, The Noord-Holland province, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and Hogeschool Inholland set up the Circular Challenge: students from Hogeschool Inholland will be working with end-of-life parts from old NS train interiors, for which they have to find the best possible second destination/purpose.
Different manufacturing companies from the Noord-Holland province will assist the students, so that they will receive feedback directly. Are the solutions they found practically possible? If so, they can possibly start working together with the companies to enable the final production on a larger scale.
What we did so far
The NS Circular Challenge is powered by the Noord-Holland province, in association with Noorderwind and Regeneration Design. Our role is to guide the students in 6 masterclasses that will take place during the whole range of the project.
There will be a festive kick-off at enz remake on the MAAK-terrein in Haarlem, where Stichting het Vuilrak has set up a materials-hub together with companies that are connected to de Cirkelstad, where inspiring examples of reused train parts can be found.