A 20-year-old man from Zwolle was sentenced to 180 days of juvenile detention, 160 of which conditionally suspended, 60 hours of community service, treatment and a fine of 750 euros for raping a then 18-year-old woman on a public bus between Zwolle and Dedemsvaart in April last year, AD reports.
Public transport prices in the Netherlands increased more over the past decade that the costs involved in driving your own car, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. In July of this year, public transit prices were 30 percent higher than in 2009. Personal car costs increased by 25 percent in this same period. For comparison, consumer products and -services prices increased by 18 percent in this period.
In the Netherlands, the amount of money spent on car costs is 10 times higher than that spent on public transit.
A a 25-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident while being chased by the police in Rotterdam on Sunday morning, the police said in a statement.
The police spotted two motorcyclists driving at high speed along Laan op Zuid in Rotterdam on Sunday morning and gave chase. At 2e Rosestraat one of the motorcyclists crashed into a RET bus. The rider, a 25-year-old man from Ridderkerk, died at the scene.
The other motorcyclist fell. He was not seriously injured and fled further on foot, the police said. He was arrested a short time later.
No buses or trams are running in The Hague between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Employees of city transport company HTM are striking for better working conditions. They want a wage increase and a lower workload, among other things, NOS reports.
HTM said it tried to keep the buses and trams running as much as possible, but that turned out not to be an option. "It is very annoying that our travelers are once again the victim, but we simply do not find it responsible", the HTM management said.
A bus hit a lamppost on Stadshoudersweg in Rotterdam on Wednesday after one of the passengers assaulted the bus driver. It is still unclear why the man attacked the woman driving the bus, the police said. She did not sustain serious injuries. None of the passengers were hurt, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to Rotterdam public transit service RET, the man attacked the driver after he asked her question. "She answered his question and got a slap in the face and a punch in the stomach", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "She was so shocked that she hit a lamppost."
A school outing for pupils from primary school De Borg in Assen turned out to be much more exciting than expected on Monday. The bus on which they were traveling to the dolmen in Drenthe suddenly caught fire near Papenvoort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
The fire started in the engine of the bus. The driver quickly noticed that something was wrong and pulled to the side of the road. All children managed to get safely off the bus, a spokesperson for the fire department said to the newspaper
A bus accident on the E40 highway west of Ghent left 21 people injured during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At least six Dutch were on board. Two of them were seriously injured, as were two British passengers, the Belgian police said, NOS reports.
The Dutch bus driver sustained minor injuries, according to sector organization Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer (KNV). He injured his ankle, has some abrasions and is in shock.
Four people were hurt in a collision between a tram, a bus and a taxi on De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Thursday morning, Het Parool reports.
The taxi driver, a passenger of the tram, and a bus passenger were taken to hospital. The fourth victim was treated at the scene. Their current condition is unknown.
A police spokesperson told the newspaper, the bus had to brake for the taxi. The tram couldn't brake in time and hit the bus, which then crashed into the taxi.
Trade unions FNV and CNV reached an agreement with regional public transporters about a new collective bargaining agreement. The nationwide strike that halted bus transport and some train traffic since Wednesday, is therefore over. From Monday everything will run as usual, the unions announced on Sunday, Omroep Brabant reports.
A Connexxion bus had to make an emergency stop on Oranjebaan in Amstelveen on Thursday afternoon. The stop was so sudden that some passengers were thrown by the bus. Six people were injured, AT5 reports.
The bus involved was bus 300 that runs between Station Haarlem and Bijlmer Arena. Several injured had to go to hospital, others were treated at the scene, a witness told AT5.
According to the police, the bus had to stop due to a traffic situation. The bus driver managed to prevent a collision, a police spokesperson said to the broadcaster.
A passenger saw an Arriva bus driver smoking a joint shortly before driving his bus from Tilburg station on Sunday evening. Passenger Rory Jonkergouw reported this to Arriva. The company takes the incident seriously and is investigating what happened, NOS reports.
Jonkergouw told Omroep Brabant that the bus driver quickly turned away when he saw him coming. "But there is no doubt about it." According to him, the bus driver took a lot of risks. "He drove over two lanes at once and very fast around turns. Then he knocked down several pylons that were on the road for work."
Regional buses and -trains will not be operating across the Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday. The court gave workers permission to strike, AD reports.
The regional bus and train drivers are striking for a lower workload, more training and breaks to use the bathroom. Unions FVN and CNV announced the strike earlier this week.
A man was stabbed on a public bus on Rijnstraat in Arnhem on Tuesday evening. He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. The police arrested a suspect later in the evening, De Gelderlander reports.
The suspect gave a disturbed impression at the time of the stabbing and the police believe he was under the influence of alcohol. He attacked the man on the bus and fled. The victim was taken to hospital. His condition is stable, a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.
An accident involving a public bus and a cyclist in Breda on Tuesday morning left the cyclist seriously injured. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A bus passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Omroep Brabant reports.
The accident happened at the crossing of Ettensebaan and Zuilenstraat. The bus is still standing on the bus lane, but traffic can pass it. The police are investigating.
The former Number 2 at the Justice Ministry, who is now employed as a Connexxion bus driver, Fred Teeven received an extraordinary passenger Tuesday morning. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte took a ride on Teeven's bus travelling between Hoofddorp and Schiphol.
Seven people were injured when a bus driving on a bicycle path and crashed into a viaduct over a bicycle tunnel in Apeldoorn on Thursday, NU.nl reports.
A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that one person was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in a trauma helicopter. Another was taken to hospital by ambulance. According to Metro, this was the bus driver. The other five injured were treated by paramedics on site and sent home.
Two people were killed in a workplace accident at Almere public transit company Connexxion on Thursday, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.
The accident happened at a workshop. The two employees were working on a bus that was on a lifting bridge. The bus fell and crushed the employees. How this happened is still unclear.
The Inspectorate is investigating what happened.
According to Omroep Flevoland, the investigation is expected to take three months. Until the report is complete, no further announcements will be made.
A number of bus companies in the Netherlands still don't meet the wheelchair accessibility standard set in 2012, Trouw reports based on research by DTV Consultants. The 2012 standard states that 98 percent of all buses in the Netherlands must be accessible to disabled people. The study revealed that wheelchair bound people can't take the bus in 8 percent of their attempts to do so, according to the newspaper.
A woman gave birth on an Arriva Bus in Breda on Sunday evening. The baby boy was born on line 115 on Markendaalseweg, with the help of bus driver and passengers, Omroep Brabant reports.
Bus driver Frans Videler saw in his mirror that something was up with the woman. He heard a shout and saw her water break. He pulled the bus over, let traffic control know via the emergency button and called the emergency services. He was still on the line when the baby was born
A bus driver in Eindhoven was attacked by three men on Friday, January 27th, the police said on Wednesday. The perpetrators threw a corrosive liquid in the bus driver's face, injuring his eyes. It is unclear whether he will recover fully, Omroep Brabant reports.
The men threw the liquid in the bus driver's face immediately after boarding the bus at the Nicolaistraat bus stop and then fled on foot. They are still at large.
The perpetrators are all men between the ages of 20 and 25 years old with tanned skin.
A 25-year-old man from Tilburg who was arrested on Wednesday after eating a sandwich on a bus, is astounded by the commotion that arose around him and his sandwich, he said on RTL Late Night.
Thirteen police officers responded to a bus driver reporting that he felt unsafe after the young Tilburg man refused to discard his sandwich. A bystander filmed the man's arrest and posted it online.
A Connexxion bus was attacked and robbed by two masked men armed with knives in Almere at 00:30 a.m. on Wednesday. No one was injured, a spokesperson for Connexxion said to Omroep Flevoland.
The number of “serious incidents” on Amsterdam’s public transit system rose by nearly 24 percent in 2015 to 333. This was up from 269 a year earlier.
Several people were injured in an accident involving a bus, two trucks and a car in Hoorn late on Wednesday morning. The accident happened on Provincialeweg