Road users should expect a very busy rush hour on Monday morning. No train traffic is possible on one of the busiest routes in the country, due to maintenance work that is taking longer than expected. And rain and wind will only add to the problems.
No trains are running between Rotterdam Central Station and Den Haag Central Station this week, due to maintenance work on the rails. The work started on Monday and is expected to take until Sunday, NS said on its website.
NS advises travelers to detour, for example via Gouda, or use the Randstad Rail. One commuter train will travel between Den Haag Central Station and Den Haag HS. Buses are deployed on some routes.
The rail company advises travelers to take extra travel time of between 15 minutes and 30 minutes into account.
The central stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht will soon again have a large screen showing train information, NS announced. According to the rail company, the large screens are returning due to many requests from travelers.
NS does not yet know how big the screens will be. "But it will be a big screen with travel information", a spokesperson said to NOS. "The small screens will also continue to exist, but such a large screen is a good central point so you can quickly see when your train is leaving."
Not all polling stations opened on time in the Dutch parliamentary election on Wednesday. Polling stations in Almere, Friesland and Tilburg opened later than expected, due to "key problems".
A disturbed man claiming to have a bomb led to the mass evacuation of Rotterdam Central Station on Friday. The police stopped all train traffic, including subway traffic. The man was arrested with no explosives on him.
The suspicious passenger who caused the evacuation of a Thalys train and the closure of Rotterdam Central Station on Friday morning, was unarmed. So far the police have not found any weapons. What exactly the man's intentions were is unclear, but there is speculation that he was simply a ticketless passenger.
The Rotterdam police has managed to get the suspicious passenger on the Thalys train at Rotterdam Central Station out of the train's bathroom.
The police's attempt to get a suspicious passenger off the Thalys at the Rotterdam station on Friday morning has disrupted train traffic. Confused passengers on stations all across the country are told to wait for the next train by train personnel, who themselves are waiting for updated information about the incident.
A Thalys train was evacuated on Rotterdam Central Station on Friday morning due to a suspicious person that locked himself in the toilet and refuses to come out. The surrounding platforms were also cleared.
The majority of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants NS to put higher gates at Rotterdam Central Station and Amsterdam Central Station.
Conductors, drivers and other railway workers closed the gates at Rotterdam Central Station on Friday morning with a symbolic push of a button, NS announced on its website. The closure of the gates took effect 6 months early to help improve the safety of public transport.