10-minute train schedule extended to 7 days a week from December

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)

NS and ProRail are expanding their experiment with running a train every 10 minutes between Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch and Eindhoven to seven days a week from December. The rail companies started out by testing this 10 minute train schedule only on Wednesdays, and the first results were very positive, ANP reports.

 The expansion of this experiment coincides with the introduction of the new NS timetable. The most changes are around Den Bosch, to accommodate the 10 minute schedule and to shorten the travel time per sprinter, according to the news wire. For example, the new timetable includes more direct sprinter connections between Dordrecht and Arnhem, and between Oss and Deurne during rush hour.

NS already warned that the new timetable will not be beneficial to everyone, due to limited space on the track. For example, the waiting times in Tiel when changing trains will be about 18 minutes longer.