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Apr 8 '15 10:41

According to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld, arming NS security guards with pepper spray and batons is a "difficult step". Union FNV Spoor has been advocating arming NS security guards as a result of the recent series of violent attacks against conductors.

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Mar 26 '15 16:02

A 34-year-old woman from Deventer was detained at a train station after throwing a debit card reader at the head of an NS employee on Wednesday, NU reports. The NS staff member managed to come away from the incident with just a sore jaw, police reported.

Mar 23 '15 12:52

There are currently no trains traveling between Roermond and Venlo. A bomb from World War II was found in Swalmen at Roermond while work was being done near the tracks. Rail traffic can only resume once the bomb has been made safe.

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Mar 23 '15 12:36

Rail traffic between Apeldoorn and Deventer came to a standstill after the train accident yesterday morning. At around 08:30 a.m. the train from Apeldoorn crashed into a car that was parked on the rail at the crossing in Stationstraat at Teuge. The driver of the car was killed. It is believed that he was committing suicide by parking his car on the tracks. All the passengers on the train escaped unharmed.

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Mar 11 '15 10:01

The management of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), ProRail and the unions will discuss the violence against train workers with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment) and Minister Stef Blok (standing in for Security and Justice) tonight, Het Parool reports.

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Mar 2 '15 12:18

Rail traffic to and from Utrecht Centraal station i likely to be delayed or cancelled through 4pm Monday while repair work continues on faulty overhead connection cables.

Mar 2 '15 08:19

There will be fewer trains traveling to and from Utrecht today due to a faulty overhead contact line, NS reports.

Feb 18 '15 17:37

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan and the city's aldermen want to build a large, underground bicycle parking garage for 7,000 bikes on the south side of Amsterdam Centraal Station. The storage is planned for an area between Prins Hendrikkade and the pathway to the station, just west of the entrance to Damraak, in an area called the "Open Havenfront," the city announced on Wednesday.

Feb 4 '15 10:05

ProRail apologized to thousands of travelers who were stranded by a train failure around Utrecht Central on Monday with a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday and advertisements in several newspapers today. A signaling and points failure severely disrupted rail traffic throughout Monday.

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Feb 3 '15 07:54

State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure has demanded clarification of both NS and ProRail regarding the repeated problems on the track. The latest problem was yesterday in Utrecht. It started around 08:15 a.m. and was only resolved at around 21:00 last night.

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Feb 2 '15 17:39

Utrecht Centraal lost all train traffic for the second time in two weeks due to a major system failure and travelers' association Rover has demanded that ProRail makes some changes.

Feb 2 '15 15:09

Some commuters at Utrecht Centraal waited over four hours for train service to resume on Monday, after a technical failure brought all Dutch Railways (NS) service to a standstill at Utrecht’s main train hub. Trains have started running again, but the connections are limited, says a statement released by NS around 13:35 on Monday.

Jan 28 '15 20:26

Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.

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Jan 8 '15 16:22

Engineers and conductors are worried about the quality of the trains and the equipment they have to work with, a new study shows. The top concerns are with rails and switches which they say have many flaws, according to a major study by the railway union VVMC.

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Nov 21 '14 07:55

A mistake was made in the construction of the railroad bridge over the new Maximakanaal - the bridge is four centimeters (2 inches) too low.

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Nov 14 '14 14:28

ProRail plans to replace the nest of two storks whose nest had to be removed after it threatened to fall on the tracks.

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Oct 24 '14 10:32

The central station in Tilburg will be closed for two more days due to construction work.

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Oct 14 '14 11:34

Due to anticipated work on the railway there will be no trains running between Almere and Weesp all day.

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Oct 7 '14 12:49

The utter chaos on the railway between The Hague and Rotterdam in February was caused by unprecedented poor communication from railway manager ProRail.

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Sep 30 '14 12:43

National rail firm Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) announced Tuesday that bathrooms will be installed on Sprinter trains across the Netherlands by mid 2021, nearly four years earlier than previously expected. State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment Wilma Mansveld wrote that installation of the toilets will begin in the first quarter of 2018 and involve 131 trains.

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Sep 8 '14 10:57

All works on the train tracks to and from Schiphol seems to have been finalized, and traffic to or from the airport is up and running again after copper theft last week left trains unable to use the tracks.

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Sep 5 '14 23:26

After trains traveling to Schiphol came to a near stand still on Thursday night, rail traffic to the Amsterdam airport has been cancelled throughout the weekend, and it is expected to remain significantly affected at least to Monday's evening rush hour. The trouble started when copper thieves cut through electricity wires, setting the wires alight and causing damage to the tracks.

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Sep 5 '14 07:54

Train traffic to Schiphol has come to a near stand still after copper thieves wreaked havoc on the track between the airport and stations at Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Lelylaan. ProRail announced they may need all day to fix the damage, and the train schedule in the busy network is in chaos.

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Sep 1 '14 15:43

The fines that the Dutch Railways (NS) and ProRail receive for malpractice will increase if they do not comply with the agreements for two years in a row, this State Secretary Wilma Mansveld wrote to the Second Chamber today.

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