Monday, 30 May 2016 - 13:50
Dutch railway stops using Belgian coaches due to faulty doors
NS decided to stop using Belgian coaches on the Amsterdam-Brussels route for the time being due to reports that the coach doors sometimes open en-route, AD reports. Over the past weeks there were several incidents of doors not closing properly, not locking or not closing at all on the NMBS coaches, according to the newspaper. Inspectors examined the coaches on Sunday, and while NS did not reveal the results of the inspection, the company did say that the inspection gave reason for "further investigation and tests on the doors". NS will use its own equipment to replace the coaches while this further investigation is ongoing. There will be fewer intercity trains traveling between Amsterdam and Brussels on Monday evening due to a railway strike in Belgium. On Tuesday there will be no intercity's or slow trains between the two capital at all, according to AD. Travelers who already bought tickets can rebook them or apply for a refund. The Thalys trains are expected to run as usual.