The provinces of Friesland and Groningen, with rail manager ProRail, plan to start testing a train running on hydrogen next year. The provinces hope that hydrogen will prove to be a cheap and sustainable alternative to the diesel trains currently running between Leeuwarden and Groningen, the Volkskrant reports.
The police are investigating the cause of death of a 21-year-old man from Groningen, whose body was found next to the train tracks under the Hereweg viaduct in Groningen on Sunday morning. Investigators are still in the dark about what happened to the young man and call on witnesses to come forward.
NS decided to stop using Belgian coaches on the Amsterdam-Brussels route for the time being due to reports that the coach doors sometimes open en-route
Only a very limited amount of train traffic will be possible from and to Utrecht Central Station on Monday morning. The construction works on the tracks around the station over the weekend took longer than expected and will continue into Monday morning, both NS and ProRail announced.
A group of 24 Dutch organizations sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday calling on him to increase the budget for infrastructure and mobility in the Netherlands. According to the organization, the 10 billion euros reserved for the next two years is not nearly enough
The trains traveling between the Netherlands and Belgium are running again as usual on Wednesday, NS announced. The first two trains two the Netherlands' southern neighbors - a Thalys and an Intercity - already departed.
A fault in the railway security system brought the Rotterdam subway traffic to a standstill around 9:45 on Thursday morning. Transport company RET warns travelers to take extra travel time of "60 minutes or more" into account.
Rail traffic between Weert and Eindhoven was brought to a standstill on Sunday night after a collision between a train and a car. The driver of the car was killed in the accident.
The storms that moved from the southwest of the Netherlands northwards during the course of Thursday night, brought a massive 43 thousand lighting strikes with it. Some places got between 30 and 50 mm of rain. The storms caused problems with train traffic and car traffic and the fire department had to respond to 140 reports of flooding.
Amsterdam Central Station was partially without power on Thursday for two and a half hours, AD writes. Many shops, ticket machines and public transit checkpoints were without electricity from 11:30 a.m. but no rail traffic was affected by the outage.
An unidentified woman, stuck on train tracks as barriers on both sides of the track went down, died on Thursday after she was struck by an oncoming train. The woman had difficulties moving and was using a walker, police said.
An ATM bombing at the Ede-Wageningen train station brought railway traffic to a standstill early on Wednesday morning. Two possibly dangerous gas cylinders were found close to the ATM. The restrictions were lifted when authorities determined that the area was safe.
There were no trains traveling between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid, Hoofdorp and Lelylaan for a short time this morning because of a fire alarm in the Schiphol tunnel.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants clarification from the government on the major power outage that affected large parts of Noord Holland and Flevoland this morning, AD reports. The outage began just before 10:00 and was caused by a technical fault in a power station in Diemen. More than an hour later grid administrator TenneT reported that power would be gradually restored
NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.
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.
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.
Rail traffic between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid and Leiden Centraal has come to a standstill due to a signal failure.
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.
There will be fewer trains traveling between Rotterdam Central and The Hague Central Station this morning because of a points failure, NS reports. There will also be fewer IC-Brussels trains between Rotterdam and Amsterdam because of this failure.
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.
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.
The rail traffic around Utrecht came to a standstill just before 08:30 this morning because of a fault in the control of signals and points. NS recommends that travelers avoid Utrecht for the time being.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KMNI) has issued a code yellow weather warning for slickness on roads and sidewalks caused by the snowfall, snow residue or freezing of wet sections.