unguarded railway crossing

Mar 28 '17 07:59

A collision between a train and a car in Harlingen on Monday took the lives of a 31-year-old father and his 3-year-old son, the police announced on Monday night. The car was hit by an Arriva train at a private crossing on a farm where the boy's school was on a field trip. The car was dragged about 250 meters, NOS reports.

There was no one else in the car. The father and son were the first to leave the farm after the field trip, according to De Limburger. Many other students of the Prins Johan Friso School and their parents saw the accident happen.

Police officers and paramedics at the scene of an incident
Mar 27 '17 14:10

At least two people were killed when an Arriva, Friesland on Monday. More fatalities are not ruled out, the police said. According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the victims are an adult and a child.

Ambulance
Mar 27 '17 12:36

Several people were injured in a collision between a car and a train in Harlingen on Monday. The accident happened at a level crossing on Oude Trekweg, NOS reports.

It seems that the people in the car were injured. According to NOS, they are still in the car and their current condition is unknown. An air ambulance was deployed to help. 

Arriva train derailed after crash with milk truck near Winsum, 18 Nov 2016
Jan 9 '17 09:51

The Dutch government is making another 25 million euros available to secure unguarded railroad crossings throughout the country. This is on top of 10 million euros already dedicated to the purpose, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment announced, according to BNR.

Some of the unguarded railway crossings will be closed, others will be equipped with booms or warning signs. Dijksma hopes to convince provinces and municipalities to also contribute money for this purpose.

Arriva train derailed after crash with milk truck near Winsum, 18 Nov 2016
Nov 29 '16 16:05

Rail manager ProRail is building a temporary road around an unguarded crossing in Winsum where a earlier this month. ProRail and the f reached an agreement for the temporary road, NU.nl reports.