Dutch rail maintenance company ProRail is announcing some changes to the rail network in The Netherlands planned for 2015. The Dutch rail system is planned to improve with several large projects and some reorganizations, De Telegraaf reports.
In the Randstad, the train traffic network is very disrupted on Monday. Due to faults in signals, switches and electricity, traffic from and to Schiphol is almost at a standstill. The Algemeen Dagblad reports that it is unclear when this problem will be solved.
Malaysian victims of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine arrived home Friday morning, and were received with a mourning ceremony 10 a.m. Malaysian time. The victims received the same respectful treatment as the Dutch victims in Eindhoven.
Sources inside budget airline Transavia say the Air France/KLM owned carrier is being transformed into a price fighter that can better compete with easyJet and Ryanair, De Telegraaf reports.
The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) has alerted GPs, specialists and Municipal Health Services (GGD's) to the threat of Ebola, and asks them to keep an eye on people with fevers, as this could warrant an Ebola check, the Algemeen Dagblad reports today.
About 15 victims of the Malaysian plane crash in the Ukraine will be flown to Kuala Lumpur today and tomorrow, says Malaysian Minister of Defense according to NOS.nl.
The Public Health Department is handing out Ebola awareness flyers to travelers at Schiphol heading for Nigeria.
Schiphol is investing €500 million in a new airport terminal and runway to be opened in 2018, construction magazine Cobouw announces. The airport is also hoping to become one of the most sustainable airports in the world, De Telegraaf reports.
Faced with a jail that is unfit to incarcerate suspects at its main police station, Curaçao will no longer arrest drug mules that are spotted at its Hato International Airport.
A KLM aircraft was grounded for a longer period of time in Trondheim, Norway on Sunday because one passenger was feared to have been infected with the deadly ebola virus. After some time, it appears to have been a false alarm, a KLM spokesperson confirms to De Volkskrant.
The flowers, plush toys and other items left at Schiphol airport in memory of the victims lost in the fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been moved. Florists and Schiphol staff worked on the move Sunday evening.
A group of air crash investigators and international monitors finally managed to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to the mission's official Twitter account. The Dutch and Australian investigators joined the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) for the Ukraine, set up by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code orange for extreme weather in North and South Holland as well as North Brabant and Utrecht. The rain and thunderstorms in these areas can be very disruptive and even dangerous. Overnight, a lot of rain fell across the country, and more bad weather is expected for the rest of the day.
Passengers flying out through Schiphol have been advised to check for delays with their airline, as the heavy weather throughout the country is affecting flights, and causing delays of up to two hours.
The Netherlands' main airport, Schiphol, will get a permanent memorial to remember the 298 people killed in the tragic plane crash in eastern Ukraine last week.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte will send forty members of the Marechaussee military police to the Ukraine to help search for victims’ remains and assist in evidence collection. He told a press conference Thursday evening that they will not be armed.
Roughly 190,000 passengers will travel through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Friday, making it the busiest travel day of the year. The total number of people arriving and departing from Schiphol is up by 10,000 over last year’s busiest day.
All scheduled takeoffs and departures at the Eindhoven Airport have been cancelled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement. The airport’s civilian air traffic closure was ordered by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Following an intense diplomatic battle between Russia and the Netherlands, the bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims are finally on their way out of rebel stronghold Donetsk, Ukraine. The bodies were initially examined by Dutch forensic investigators on Monday, nearly four-and-a-half days after the plane was struck by a surface-to-air missile.
Questions are also being raised about Malaysia Airline's choice of route, after it emerged that several other airlines had avoided a flight path via eastern Ukraine for months. These include American airline Delta, Australian carrier Qantas and Hong Kong firm Cathay Pacific.
Following the missile strike and subsequent crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, the Airline is now focusing on working with emergency responders and authorities. Full support will be given to the on-going investigations, the airline said in a statement, and the company has deployed a "Go Team" of caregivers and volunteers to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to assist family members.
The First Chamber is mourning a senator to Malaysian Air flight MH17 that was downed in Ukraine yesterday.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte released a statement Thursday evening expressing his dismay over the crash in Eastern Ukraine of a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia. The country's top security official noted that those onboard the plane are of many nationalities.
Dutch airline KLM has instructed pilots to avoid Eastern Ukrainian airspace following the crash of a plane believed to be Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The Boeing 777 was allegedly brought down by a missile strike in the Donetsk region of the Ukraine in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists.