Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:07
Crowded, delayed trains cause tough rush hour
Thousands of train travelers are having a tough morning rush hour on Tuesday due to several train delays and over crowded trains. NS currently lists five disruptions on its website. Construction work at Utrecht Central Station is causing delays between Utrecht Central and 's-Hertogenbosch, Amsterdam Central, Ede-Wageningen and Schiphol Airport. NS advises passengers to take extra traveling into account, but gives no indication about when the problems should be over. A broken rail bridge resulted in fewer trains traveling between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam-Zuid. This means crowded trains and longer travel times. NS expects the problems to be resolved around 8:30 a.m. People traveling between Schiphol and Amersfoort or Hilversum are advised to travel via Amsterdam Central Station. No trains are traveling between Amersfoort Vathorst and Putten until 9:00 a.m. due to repairs. NS deployed buses to transport passengers. No InterCities are traveling between Amersfoort and Zwolle either. NS believes that these trains will be back on schedule after 9:00 a.m. and advises passengers to start their journey after rush hour, if possible. Fewer Sprinters are traveling between Breukelen and Veenendaal Central due to an earlier disruption. Passengers should take 15 minutes of extra travel time into account. NS hopes to have the problem resolved around 9:00 a.m. Fewer trains are also traveling between Dordrecht and Lage Zwaluwe due to a signal disruption. NS hopes to have the problem resolved around 10:00 a.m. Passengers should take extra travel time into account. Many train passengers took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to express their frustration. "NS is and remains a fail company. Two trains cancelled, half an hour delay and therefore full rate due to extra waiting time", one passenger tweets. "Dear NS, how do you get it in your head to use a short train during rush hour?" tweets another.
Beste @NS_online, hoe halen jullie het in het hoofd om een korte trein in te zetten tijdens de spits? De trein zat zo, er kon niemand bij.— Jantina (@Jantina21_) November 24, 2015