Double decker train in Amsterdam. April 4, 2007 - Credit: Maurits90 / Wikimedia Commons - License: CC-BY
Monday, 1 September 2014 - 12:03
NS adds seats to busiest trains
Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway's busiest season of the year. Although about thirty percent of the company's trains will benefit from the expansion, over 17 percent of trains will be slimmed down. At the same time, the NS is revising their mobile app to make it easier for passengers to notify the firm of crowded trains. An additional 6,000 seats over last year's service levels are being made available on the most popular services by the railway operator, including between Amsterdam Centraal and Schiphol Airport. Passengers on routes from both Den Bosch and Nijmegen to the Twente region, and from the north of the country to the east via the Randstad will enjoy the extra seats. Double-decker carriages will also appear between The Hague and Venlo to add more space.