Amsterdam trains pelted with fireworks

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))

Someone pelted trains in Amsterdam with fireworks on Sunday night. One train was hit and gave the driver such a fright that he could not complete his journey, ProRail said on Twitter.

The rail manager called this a "completely idiotic action" which could have put the lives of the passengers and driver in danger. "The driver watches over the safety of the passengers. If he is so startled that he misses a signal, it can cause accidents", a ProRail spokesperson said to NOS.

The fireworks were thrown at trains near Westerpark. What kind of firework hit the train, is not clear. "But our drivers are used to a lot, so it must have been a tough one", ProRail said. 

As far as is known, the train and tracks were not damaged. The police searched for the fireworks thrower, but found no trace of him or her, according to ProRail.