An international train from Brussels to Amsterdam was evacuated at Breda station at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. A passenger overheard a conversation in French in which the word "explosive" was mentioned and called the police. After around 90 minutes of investigation, the police concluded that it was a false alarm, AD reports.
The number of train tracks at Amsterdam Centraal will be reduced from the current 15 to 9, and two new train tracks will be built in Amsterdam Zuid, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure announced on Thursday, the Volkskrant reports.
The track reduction at Amsterdam Centraal forms part of major renovations at the station. By reducing the number of tracks, platforms can be widened and the capacity can increase, according to the State Secretary. The number of switches will also be reduced. More trains must thus be able to use the station in less time.
The police evacuated an international train at the station in Wierden, Overijssel on Monday after an aggressive passenger started breaking the train's windows. The man was arrested on the train, ANP reports.
According to NS, the train was on its way from Berlin to Amsterdam. "The man broke a number of the train's windows", a spokesperson for the Dutch rail company said to the news wire.
Evacuated passengers completed their journey on another train. The damaged train was driven to a location where its windows can be repaired without passengers.
The police evacuated all passengers from a train stopped near Oldenzaal station over a "suspicious situation" on Thursday afternoon. The area around the station is closed down. Police officers, sniffer dogs, and the Koninklijke Marechaussee are at the scene to investigate exactly what is going on, the Oldenzaal police said on Twitter.