An NS conductor and train driver had the opportunity to prove their commitment to their clients recently when a woman from Assen accidentally got on the wrong train and therefore risked missing her surgery. The conductor rose to the challenge and arranged for the intercity train to make an extra stop in Hoogeveen, so that the woman could get to the hospital on time, AD reports.
A baby was saved from the train tracks at the Anna Paulowna station in Noord-Holland after it somehow fell between a platform and a train. The train conductor managed to collect the baby from the narrow space while an engineer flagged down two police officers on duty in a squad car at the station, police said on Instagram.
“Immediately [we] jumped out of the car and went there,” one officer said. By the time the police arrived at the platform, the young child had been saved. Paramedics were also dispatched to the scene around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.
A 41-year-old man was arrested for strangling a female conductor on the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem on Thursday. He attacked the conductor after he pulled down his own pants and fondled his genitals, RTL Nieuws reports.
The man was traveling without a ticket. When the conductor noticed and addressed him on it, he pulled up his shirt, pulled down his pants and started fondling his genitals. The conductor stepped away to call for assistance, but the man grabbed her from behind and started to strangle her.
Multiple suspects were arrested for violent incidents on trains in Anna Paulowna, Castricum and Roosendaal on Saturday. A train driver and a conductor were assaulted and another conductor was threatened with a knife, NU.nl reports.
By acting quickly, a conductor on a Keolis Nederland train between Zwolle and Kampen prevented a ticket-less rider from killing himself on Wednesday night. The man was taken in by the police, AD reports.
Two conductors discovered that the man did not have a ticket to be on the train just before 8:00 p.m. When they told him the police would be called, he said something along the lines of "go ahead and kill me", witness Robbert-Jan Plaizier said to the newspaper.
A 23-year-old man from Almere and a 35-year-old woman from Drachten were arrested in Meppel on Sunday afternoon for assaulting a train conductor and a police officer, the Telegraaf reports.
During a ticket check on the train, the conductor found that the man was not traveling with a valid transport ticket - he had someone else's ticket and had scratched off the picture. And the woman had not checked in at the station. The man insulted and assaulted the conductor.
An escalating labor dispute between NS and its employees resulted in 42 conductors and drivers receiving a conditional notice of dismissal, and one train driver already put on suspension awaiting his dismissal case being handled in November, AD reports.
NS employees are striking in Arnhem between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. today. Train traffic may be hindered, not only in Arnhem, but also in the rest of the country. NS advises travelers to keep an eye on their site for delays before leaving for the station. So far all early morning trains left on time, AD reports.
Most train delayes are not caused by technical faults, but by reckless behavior around the track, vandalism and bomb threats, according to ProRail figures in the possession of the Telegraaf. A recent NS study showed that a third of train conductors don't feel safe when working after 10:00 p.m.
Train drivers and conductors will get more variety in their work, NS agreed with unions VVMC, FNV and CNV while discussing the new schedule for 2017 on Tuesday, ANP reports.
Rail workers were concerned that the new schedule, which starts on December 11th, will bring back the so-called "round around the church". This term refers to drivers and conductors working on fixed routes. On Monday drivers and conductors stopped working on Amsterdam Central Station to discuss this.
A German conductor was injured in a stabbing on the Landgraaf station on Tuesday evening. The conductor was transported to the hospital. One suspect was arrested.
A GVB conductor on subway line 50 made a strange discovery on the final stop on Isolatorweg - an abandoned bag filled with money. The bag contained 10 thousand euros.
A young man avoided a 35 euro fine for traveling without a ticket on Friday night by doing 10 push ups.
A 32-year old man was arrested on Wednesday at the Roosendaal train station for threatening NS conductor's life, police states in a press release.
Train conductors should wear body-mounted cameras to record incidents and help prevent violence, MPs from the right-wing PVV and center-right CDA said on Tuesday. They plan to discuss the issue further with Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Parool.
The police arrested a 18 year old man in Enkhuizen on Saturday for punching a NS conductor in the face.
Police released photos of one of the four young men who are suspected of abusing a 48-year old NS conductor on Abcoude station on April 4th. Several television programs have also released security camera footage from Holendrecht train station where the suspect was seen, police press release states.
A member of the NS security team was threatened with death at Amsterdam Centraal last night, RTV Noord Holland reports.
The police have released pictures of the man suspected of threatening an NS conductor with a gun at the train station in Rijswijk shortly before Christmas last year.
A NS conductor was attacked by a passenger yesterday afternoon in the train between Oisterwijk and Tilburg. The 49 year old passenger threatened the 46 year old conductor by pressing a knife against his throat.
Two men convicted of attacking two NS employees in Almelo in December will each serve several months in prison for the assault. A court in Overijssel entered sentences of 12 months in prison, with three months suspended, for a 30-year-old man from Rijssen, and four months in prison for the 20 year old and from Schiedam.
Six police officers were needed to take a "disturbed" man into custody after he assaulted two NS conductors and several passengers onboard a train, police say. The 30-year-old man boarded the train in Zwijndrecht and fought with police one stop later in Barendrecht.
Another NS employee was assaulted by a passenger on Thursday night at Utrecht Central Station. The 50 year old man from Den Dolder has been arrested.
Train conductors are striking at all train stations in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon, causing delays and cancellations into the evening rush hour. The conductors called the surprise labour action to draw attention to several high-profile attacks on NS conductors over the past week, the Dutch railway said.