Print copies of the Metro newspaper, once one of the most widely read papers in the Netherlands, will no longer be available with production officially halted, the paper's parent company, Mediahuis, confirmed in a statement. The Dutch version of the free daily newspaper had been in circulation since 1999, often picked up by commuters travelling through the country.
Dutch media mogul John de Mol's company Talpa made a bid for acquiring media group TMG, the parent company of Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and Metro, among others. The offer price is 5.90 euros per share, Talpa announced on Monday, ANP reports.
Turkish authorities caught a man suspected of carrying out the Brussels attacks last June, and expelled him from the country, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. The alleged attacker, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, was caught in Gaziantep at the Syrian border and then sent to the Netherlands, an Erdogan representative later told media outlets.
At least 34 people were killed and another 230 injured in targeted attacks on Belgium Tuesday morning. Two bombs were detonated in a departures hall at the Zaventem airport there, causing 14 deaths and wounding 100. The others were killed or hurt when a bomb went off inside a subway car at the city’s Maalbeek metro stop near European Union offices and several media agencies.
Most trains between the Netherlands and Belgium were cancelled by national Dutch railway NS on Tuesday morning after train stations in and around Brussels were closed by authorities, the NS stated. The decisions were made after three separate suicide bombings were carried out at the Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels.
A selection from about 700 thousand items dug up at the construction of the Noord/Zuid subway line in Amsterdam will be displayed at the new Rokin station. The items range from modern cellphones to tools dating from 2 thousand years before Christ.
The Telegraaf Media Group is pulling the plug on news site Spits. The website survived the free Spits newspaper for slightly more than a year - the free newspaper was disappeared in October last year.
Imtech's bankruptcy is having its first effects on the Amsterdam Noord-Zuid subway line. All Imtech employees involved with the line stopped working on Wednesday afternoon after the bankruptcy administrators instructed them to do so.
Amsterdam has the longest escalator in the Netherlands as of Tuesday. The 47-meter escalator was put in place in the newly-built Vijzelgracht metro station on Tuesday morning.
After Twente University mathematics student Loes Knoben took on a traineeship to design a computerized rapid course covering Berlin's S-Bahn public transit system, she decided to take a challenge and put her programming skills to the test. Her skills were vindicated when she rode the entire rail system in just 15 hours and four minutes, faster than anyone else by nearly two hours.
The public transport companies and Minister Lodewijk Asscher has set aside 20 million euro to recruit enough drivers, conductors, mechanics and engineers in the coming years.
The last edition of free newspaper Spits appeared today.
Tram traffic in the North and the center of Rotterdam was put on hold yesterday after an industrial accident occurred during maintenance work. One RET maintenance worker had to be brought to hospital after he received an electric shock, the NOS reports.
The Amsterdam public transit authority, GVB, has released new video footage of the still under construction Noord-Zuid underground metro line. Although still incomplete, a camera-mounted drone has captured footage of the route, giving people an insider's look at the over €3 billion project.
Research by Trouw shows that safety on public transport has become safer after the introduction of the OV chip card in 2009, Het Parool reports.
The NRC Media group may be sold to De Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG). According to the Financieele Dagblad, TMG wants to take over the media company, and is currently discussing a price.
Free newspaper Spits will end its publishing run in October, its parent company Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) announced today. The company plans to merge Spits with Metro, another free Monday-Friday paper owned by the company.
Forgetful travelers seem to fail to check out with their OV chip cards on trains, trams and buses. So much so that companies such as the NS, Arriva and Connexxion are making €22.9 million on travelers' neglect. This was calculated by independent research bureau Panteia, the Telegraaf reports.
The weather for Saturday's celebration of King's Day is predicted to be mild, with temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees. During the day, it might become cloudy during the day and the afternoon and evening may be interrupted with a few showers.
There is too much demand at the animal food banks in The Netherlands. The foundation Collection Bank Animals Netherlands told Metro that the number of people paying weekly visits to the animal food bank has doubled in the last three months.
Rotterdam/The Hague Airport will be made accessible by tram from Rotterdam Central and The Hague Central, announced Jeannette Baljeu, Rotterdam alderman, Wednesday. Rotterdam and The Hague agreed on the plan.
European competition authorities raided Philips this week. The European Commission suspects that a number of electronics companies, including Philips, made mutual agreements to influence internet sales to drive up prices of their products
City carrier RET adjusted the beep-volume of the access gates to the Rotterdam metro again. The carrier received more and more complaints about the beep that the gates produce when people walk through being too loud.