railway crossing

Railway crossing
Feb 19 '19 08:18

Someone left gypsum blocks on a railway crossing in Velp on Monday night. A train crashed into it. No one was hurt, but things could have been so much worse, a ProRail incident officer said on Twitter.

The railway accident resulted in multiple railway crossings suffering breakdowns.

On Twitter ProRail said that the perpetrators were arrested based on witness statements and surveillance camera footage. ProRail is pressing charges of vandalism against them. 

Arriva train truck crash
Jan 18 '19 12:40

ProRail is pressing charges against a man who parked his semi-trailer truck on a level crossing in Leeuwarden last week Friday, after which an Arriva train collided with it, NOS reports.

Six people sustained minor injuries in the accident, including the train driver and the truck driver. The accident also disrupted train traffic and resulted in the entire level crossing installation needing to be replaced. 

Cyclist narrowly escapes being hit by an NS Intercity train
Dec 4 '18 11:10

ProRail closed the unguarded railway crossing in Geleen, Limburg, due to a number of recent near-miss incidents at the crossing. Last week the rail manager posted a video of one such near miss at this crossing online, as part of a campaign to warn against the dangers of level crossings. The video went viral, NOS reports.

On Sunday ProRail posted another near-miss video of this same crossing. Like the first video, this video shows a cyclist very nearly being hit by a train.

A train crashed into a car on the Keizerdijk crossing on the outskirts of Rijssen. The motorist was killed, 22 Jan 2018
Nov 27 '18 10:50

The Dutch government plans to get rid of all unguarded railway crossings in the country within five years. No one else should become a victim due to the lack of booms and bells, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven wrote to the lower house of Dutch parliament, NOS reports.

Unguarded railway crossings are "just not of this time", Van Veldhoven wrote. "Every accident is one too many", she said. The initial plan was to get rid of unguarded crossings within 10 years. These plans are now being accelerated to within 5 years, "preferably even faster".

Cyclist narrowly escapes being hit by an NS Intercity train
Nov 26 '18 12:30

ProRail launched a new campaign to warn against the danger of level crossings, both guarded and unguarded. The campaign consists of videos of near-misses. According to ProRail, there were over 3,600 such incidents this year, many of them recorded on camera, NOS reports.

Not all incidents end in a near-miss. A total of 13 people were killed on the railway this year, excluding incidents of suicide, according to the rail manager.

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Oct 29 '18 10:10

Two cyclists were killed in a collision with a drunk driver on the corner of Van De Spiegelstraat and Kloetingseweg in Goes early on Sunday morning. The motorist, a 19-year-old man from Kloetinge, was arrested shortly after the accident. A breathalyzer test showed that he was under the influence of alcohol, the police said in a statement.

Police and ambulances at the scene of a collision between a truck and a cargo bike on Stationsweg in Bodegraven, 12 Oct 2018
Oct 12 '18 11:40

A mother and a child were injured in an accident involving a cargo bike and a truck at a railway crossing in Bodegraven on Friday morning. They were taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The mother was driving the cargo bicycle with two children inside. A third child was cycling along on another bicycle. It is unclear whether the injured child was in the cargo bike or on the other bicycle. The other two children were not hurt. The mother and child did not sustain serious injuries, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.

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Oct 10 '18 08:00

Next week ProRail will start placing concrete blocks at 120 dangerous unguarded railway crossing throughout the country - without waiting for local consultations to end. "Next week we will start closing roads ourselves. That is the safest solution", ProRail CEO Pier Eringa said to the Telegraaf.

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 21 '18 15:40

The second day of the General Political Considerations, the parliamentary debate on the government's plans and budget for the next year, started on Friday morning with parliamentarians briefly commemorating four children who were killed in a railway accident in Oss on Thursday morning, NOS reports.

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 21 '18 08:34

Multiple childcare organizations stopped using their Stint cargo bikes to transport kids following a fatal railway accident involving such a vehicle in Oss on Thursday morning. Four children between the ages of 4 and 8 were killed. An 11-year-old girl and a 32-year-old woman were seriously injured. The injured child and two of the other victims were sisters, according to the police.

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 21 '18 08:01

Hundreds of Oss residents gathered at a rail crossing on Braakstraat in Oss on Thursday evening to commemorate four children who were killed in a collision between a train and a cargo bike at the crossing that morning. They left mountains of flowers and stuffed animals, and lit candles for the children, AD reports.

Queen Maxima, March 2018
Sep 20 '18 16:00

Queen Maxima expressed her and the King's support for the families of the four children killed in a collision between a train and an electric cargo bike in Oss on Thursday morning. "We have no words for this", she said to journalists during her visit to Drachten.

Railroad
Aug 13 '18 08:56

An Arriva train crashed into a car at an unguarded rail crossing near Scheemda on Monday morning. The motorist was killed. The train driver remained unharmed. There were no passengers on the train, NOS reports.

The cause of the accident is not yet clear. There is currently no train traffic on the route between Groningen and Veendam.

This is not the first accident at this crossing. In 2015 a person in a car died after a collision with a train at the same crossing. Another collision happened in January of this year, but no one was killed.

Yellow railway crossing in Baarn
Aug 2 '18 10:30

ProRail is expanding its experiment with bright yellow-colored railway crossings after a first test in Baarn proved to be successful. According to ProRail, road users used the yellow crossing in Baarn more carefully, the number of incidents decreased, and the yellow crossing also strengthened the sense of security, NU.nl reports.

Jun 23 '17 10:18

ProRail is installing camera surveillance at railway crossings. The rail company is concerned that road users will be more tempted to ignore red lights at the crossings once train traffic increases on the routes between Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven in September, a spokesperson for ProRail said to NU.nl.

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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.

Train tracks
May 26 '16 12:15

One person was killed when a train crashed into a car in Eindhoven on Thursday morning. The victim was the driver of the car

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Jan 22 '15 11:38

A car ended up under a train on Wednesday night at a crossing on Spiekestraat in Roosendaal. The driver escaped the car just in time.

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Dec 31 '14 08:06

A man and his dog was rescued from an oncoming train in the nick of time yesterday in Veenendaal.

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