If go-slow actions at the airports in Eindhoven and Rotterdam this week don't push the Ministry of Defense to come up with a better collective agreement for Koninklijke Marechaussee officers, labor actions at Schiphol airport may be the next step, the Marechaussee unions announced, Het Parool reports.
Travelers departing from the airports in Eindhoven and Schiphol today may face longer lines at the passport checks due to labor actions by the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for border protection, including at airports and harbors.
The Marechaussee officers will check every passport slowly and painstakingly thoroughly on Friday. This can cause delays for travelers.
The development of a new train safety system for Amsterdam's subway network has been significantly delayed, the Amsterdam mayor and aldermen said to the city council on Thursday. As a result, municipal transit company GVB will need to use the old system for a longer time, which could result in more disruptions and delay, the Telegraaf reports.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee may soon be performing go-slow labor actions at Schiphol and other airports during peak summer times in protest against their new employment conditions. These actions can cause major delays during the summer peak, the unions for the armed forces announced, Het Parool reports.
Organizations Claimingo and Reisrecht are officially filing damage claims against Schiphol and a number of airlines for delays passengers suffered in the May holiday due to long lines at the airport. The organizations are representing hundreds of passengers, lawyer Alexander Colenbrander of Claimingo said to the Telegraaf on Friday.
A faulty direct intercity train left 450 travelers stranded in the HSL tunnel near Rotterdam for about two hours. A technical problem caused the train's lights to go out and it could not travel any further, NU.nl reports.
The train between Rotterdam and Amsterdam left Rotterdam Central Station around 6:00 p.m. with around 450 people on board. The stranded passengers were evacuated from the train starting around 8:00 p.m. They had to cross the tracks to get one one of nine buses, that transported them directly to Schiphol airport.
A computer error at PostNL on Monday resulted in thousands of packages being delayed in delivery. This means that thousands of Sinterklaas gifts may not make it to their recipients on time, the Telegraaf reports.
"We are working with man and might to deliver as many packages as possible through the evening delivery", a spokesperson for PostNL said to the Telegraaf after confirming the computer error.
Internal sources told the newspaper that hundreds of thousands of packages are affected by the delays, but the spokesperson denied this.
People traveling the A1 to Amsterdam on Monday morning can expect extra traffic. Work on the railway bridge over the highway at Muiderberg will continue until 3:00 p.m. on Monday
Due to a power outage at Den Haag Hollands Spoor station, no trains are traveling between the station and Delft, Den Haag Central Station and Leiden Central Station. NS does not know how long this disruption will continue.
The extra security measures in place in and around Schiphol airport will be reduced in part during the course of Thursday night, the Haarlemmermeer triangle of municipality, police and judiciary decided after consultation with the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security
Extra security measures currently in effect around Schiphol airport is causing delays for the buses NS deployed to make up for the lack of trains to the airport due to rail works
Passengers traveling through Schiphol on Monday will have quite a bit to contend with. EasyJet pilots are striking, there are extra security checks on the road around the airport and fewer trains are traveling to and from the airport due to track maintenance. All will cause delays of at least 15 minutes
The Noord/Zuid subway line in Amsterdam will only be put into operation on 22 July 2018, instead of previously announced October 2017, due to new setbacks, traffic alderman Pieter Litjens announced at a press conference on Friday, Het Parool reports. There will be no extra costs.
Only a very limited amount of train traffic will be possible from and to Utrecht Central Station on Monday morning. The construction works on the tracks around the station over the weekend took longer than expected and will continue into Monday morning, both NS and ProRail announced.
Train travelers can expect delays throughout the weekend due to intensive construction works on the tracks around Utrecht Central Station
The upgrades to the tracks surrounding Utrecht Central Station is likely to cause delays throughout 2016. ProRail has been working on this project over the past two years and the final stage will start next year.
A fault in the railway security system brought the Rotterdam subway traffic to a standstill around 9:45 on Thursday morning. Transport company RET warns travelers to take extra travel time of "60 minutes or more" into account.
The backlog at the Netherlands Forensic Institute caused by the extra work for the MH17 investigation will take months to eliminate. At this time there are 250 investigations that are delayed at the institute.
Travelers going through Schiphol next week will have to take some delays into account. Customs employees at the airport will be performing so-called accuracy actions on Monday and Tuesday
The problems on the track at Amsterdam Centraal has been fixed, but travelers should still take extra travel time into account. According to NS, this is because the schedule has to get started.
Travelers may face long queues at Schiphol this summer because the airport's new security system is still not ready.
The many train traffic distortions that occurred in the Schiphol airport tunnel the last few days is a major concern for Pier Eringa, according to De Telegraaf. Eringa, the newly appointed head of national train infrastructure firm ProRail, says that rail traffic was stopped for hours because of issues related to maintenance.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants clarification from the government on the major power outage that affected large parts of Noord Holland and Flevoland this morning, AD reports. The outage began just before 10:00 and was caused by a technical fault in a power station in Diemen. More than an hour later grid administrator TenneT reported that power would be gradually restored
NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.