NS

Jan 16 '14 18:48

Trains traveling between Hilversum and Naarden-Bussum will be shut down until Monday at the earliest as investigators continue to examine the Wednesday's train derailment. Bus service between the two stations has been arranged throughout the closure, adding 30 to 60 minutes to travel time.

Jan 15 '14 18:41

A passenger train, carrying 550 passengers derailed just outside Hilversum, just before 16:00. The Intercity toward Naarden-Bussum derailed shortly after departure from Hilversum, according to a police spokesperson.

Jan 8 '14 04:58

Reports of a man on a train claiming he had a gun and threatening another passenger temporarily stopped all train traffic around Leiden Tuesday evening. One suspect was reportedly in custody, a police spokesperson said.

Dec 30 '13 11:17

Passengers riding the NS trains may be blocked from accessing streaming media services like YouTube and Spotify when using the free Wi-Fi onboard, an independent market regulator said on Monday. The Netherlands Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) said their investigation focused on the legality of restricting traffic on the open network.

Dec 23 '13 12:21

National Railway Company NS and its workers' union have fired off a letter to Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten in which they demand measures be taken against the abuses on-board personnel often endure at the hands of passengers.

Dec 19 '13 09:03

All signals along the railways will be upgraded with an improved safety system, to make it impossible for train drivers to miss them, writes State Secretary Mansveld in a letter to the House.

Dec 11 '13 10:18

National railway operator NS is adding more care to trains that get too crowded during rush hour. This is part of a series of measures the company is taking after complaints about crowded trains.

Dec 7 '13 04:35

Train travelers to, from, or through Schiphol, will be confronted with longer travel times this weekend. The tracks between Schiphol and Amsterdam will be closed for construction, according to NS and ProRail.

Dec 6 '13 12:24

High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.

Dec 6 '13 04:30

The NS and Arriva trains will be on schedule again Friday. The railway companies will not make any special adaptations on the track, announced a spokesperson late Thursday.

Groningen Chaos
Dec 5 '13 15:19

People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Dec 5 '13 14:38

The NS announced the cancellation of all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line beginning at 14:00 today. The Arriva train service running in the northern Netherlands has also been suspended.

Dec 5 '13 04:30

The police officer who is suspected of fatally shooting the 17-year-old Rishi last year in The Hague, is being threatened. The court in The Hague has taken security measures for the trial, scheduled on Monday. It will be the first time for the officer to appear before the court in the case.

Dec 4 '13 04:34

The NS may possibly have to take the setback of Fyra of 119 million euros for their account. Finance Minister, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, ( PvdA ) and State Secretary of Infrastructure, Wilma Mansveld, ( PvdA ) are going to engage in talks with the railway company, according to a letter of the Minister to the Lower House.

Dec 4 '13 04:30

The KNMI warns for extreme weather Thursday afternoon. From 12:00 code 'orange' will be in effect for the west and north of The Netherlands, the rest of the country will be issued a code 'yellow', starting at 9:00, announced the KNMI Wednesday.

NS Train
Nov 26 '13 18:32

A new proposal to install power outlets in second class train cars gained the support of a majority of MPs today.

Nov 7 '13 02:06

There will be no train traffic between Hengelo and Almelo until after the weekend due to the derailment Wednesday morning in Borne . The tracks and sleepers were damaged over a distance of five kilometers, according to ProRail.

Oct 30 '13 00:01

The storm that raged over The Netherlands on Monday caused at least 95 million euros in damage, announces the association of Insurers Tuesday, based on initial estimates.

Oct 29 '13 00:01

A severe storm from the southwest moved across The Netherlands on Monday. The KNMI issued a code red, the highest weather alert, for extreme weather in the west, center and north of the country. The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.

Oct 28 '13 16:15

The disruption of train traffic due to the storm will also cause problems on the tracks tomorrow, reports the NS.

Oct 28 '13 15:33

The severe autumn storm that moved over The Netherlands this morning and early afternoon has passed. The code red weather alarm has now also been withdrawn for the northern provinces. Code yellow for dangerous weather is still in effect for all provinces except Limburg.

Oct 28 '13 15:11

The storm that moves across the country, leads to major problems on the tracks. Traffic to and from Amsterdam Central, and North of Zwolle has come to a stop, due to the storm.

Oct 28 '13 02:00

The stormy weather in the Netherlands continues on Monday. The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) announced a code orange for Monday.

On Sunday wind gusts of 100 km/hr were measured near IJmuiden. The KNMI expects speeds up to 140 km/hr on Monday.

Definition Storm

Oct 28 '13 00:38

KLM canceled some flights, departing from Schiphol to a European destinations as a precaution,because of the expected storm. All intercontinental flights will proceed as scheduled

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