Monday, 18 August 2014 - 09:38
Utrecht C. trains back on schedule
At Utrecht Centraal, trains are riding on a normal schedule again after nine days of rail repair work by ProRail. The maintenance work was finished on time, and all trains are riding by the book Monday morning, NU.nl reports. In the last nine days, travelers going through the busiest connecting station in The Netherlands had to keep in mind the amended train schedules and routes due to the maintenance. "It's always a bit nerve-wracking after such a job, but it's going well", a spokesperson for ProRail tells NU.nl. The station's north side has two kilometers of new track from ProRail. The company chose the holiday months to do this, as there are fewer passengers in this time. ProRail has plans to tackle other parts of the "spaghetti tracks" of the rail network near Utrecht, which they hope to have finalized by the end of 2016. This is necessary to allow more train traffic to Utrecht in the coming years without this causing problems.