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Sep 2 '16 13:25

The police are not registering violent incidents in public transport properly, according to research done by RTL Nieuws. These incidents must be registered with a specific code, but that does not happen in 20 percent of the cases.

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Sep 1 '16 10:16

The Gelderland police are looking for the "hero" who "possibly prevented much suffering" by pulling the emergency brake on an international train after it crashed into a car near Twello on Wednesday. The driver of the car was seriously injured, but the about 400 train passengers remained unharmed.

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Aug 30 '16 09:31

A power outage in and around Vinkeveen and Loosdrecht brought train traffic between Amsterdam and Utrecht to a standstill for some time on Monday night. The train traffic is now back on track and NS reports no delays between the two cities.

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Aug 29 '16 16:00

NS is preparing for its busiest month ever, with a massive 33.3 million passengers expected for September. One of the measures the railway is taking in the fight against overcrowded trains, is the revival of 11 double-decker train cars from the 1980's

Aug 25 '16 09:21

The first NS train that comes with a bathroom featuring both a toilet and a urinal is debuting next week. The urinal is an attempt to keep the toilet cleaner, and therefore more pleasant to use

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Aug 19 '16 15:40

The first half of 2016 saw a decrease in train disruptions and an increase of on time trains for NS, the railway company announced with its half-year results on Friday

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Aug 19 '16 08:25

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.

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Aug 17 '16 15:30

An 80-year-old woman received a boquet of flowers and a letter of apology from NS after she was put off a train last week

Aug 16 '16 11:30

On Monday NS launched an experiment in which passengers traveling outside rush hour are given points, which they can save up for free stuff like cake and coffee. NS hopes that this will relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains during rush hour

Aug 3 '16 08:00

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

Aug 2 '16 08:56

No trains are traveling between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport today due to rail works on the track between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and the airport. ProRail is also working on other routes between the Dutch capital and the airport, which means that all train passengers traveling between the two locations today, will have to do so by bus

Aug 1 '16 07:58

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

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Jul 22 '16 10:04

The Dutch judiciary will prosecute NS and several former executives at the railway company and its subsidiaries over irregularities in the procurement of public transport in Limburg, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.

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Jul 20 '16 13:00

Some bad news for Amsterdam residents who want to enjoy the tropical weather on the beach this afternoon - if you travel by train, count on delays. A switch malfunction means that fewer trains are traveling from Amsterdam Central to Alkmaar, Haarlem and Schiphol

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Jun 30 '16 10:16

Travelers left behind on the station due to overcrowded trains should be compensated for their delay, according to consumers organizations ConsumentenClaim and Maatschappij voor Beter OV

Jun 29 '16 09:20

An NS train engineer that made an emergency stop in a tunnel in Nijverdal on Liberation Day, was "under the influence" when he did so, AD reports after speaking to NS.

Jun 22 '16 09:55

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is making up to 250 million euros available for renovations and reconstruction at the Schiphol train station, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma wrote to parliament on Tuesday

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Jun 17 '16 09:45

Prime Minister Mark Rutte surprised people traveling through The Hague Central Station with a piano performance on Thursday afternoon.

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Jun 9 '16 09:53

The number of reports about physical violence and aggression aimed at train personnel is down 23 percent, though reports on other types of incidents and disturbances increased, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure wrote to parliament. Disturbances caused by beggars, musicians and vagrants increased significantly.

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Jun 8 '16 14:00

Changing ProrRail's independent position as track manager would be a terrible idea, ProRail CEO Pier Eringa said in Parliament on Wednesday. The parliamentarians are considering ProRail's position as part of the response to the Fyra debacle

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Jun 8 '16 12:00

NS launched a new version of their app NS Reisplanner Xtra, which gives travelers the option of buying digital train tickets

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Jun 8 '16 10:19

Fewer trains are currently traveling to and from Utrecht Central Station due to a switch malfunction. Delays are affected travelers to and from Schiphol, Den Bosch and Arnhem.

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Jun 6 '16 07:42

Travelers' behavior often leads to dangerous situations on trains, according to a survey NS performed among 224 chief train conductors. More than half of travelers jump on trains after hearing the conductor's whistle.

May 31 '16 08:55

Railway strikes in Belgium mean that no intercity- or stop trains are traveling between Amsterdam Brussels on Tuesday.

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