Train traffic around Amsterdam and Utrecht is currently seriously disrupted due to a train colliding with a person. NS warns of severe delays that will last at least until 12:30 p.m.
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.
Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management decided to ban the use of Stint electric cargo bikes on public roads, following a fatal train accident involving such bike in Oss in which four children were killed. The ban is effective immediately, she said in a short press conference on Monday evening, RTL Nieuws reports.
After a rail accident in which four children were killed in Oss on Thursday morning, several parents went to seek support from each other at childcare center Okido on Obrechtstraat. Those who were directly involved - the victims' relatives and witnesses - are being cared for at the De Hille district center, Brabants Dagblad reports.
A 14-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a train in Assen on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the rail crossing on Spoorstraat. The police called it an accident, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
Witnesses saw the boy lying on the platform after the accident. "Completely covered in blood, I dared not look any closer", one witness said to the newspaper.
Paramedics and a doctor brought by a trauma helicopter stabilized the boy at the scene and then rushed him to hospital by ambulance.
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.
A train crashed into a car in the Drenthe town of Echten on Thursday morning. The motorist was killed in the accident. No one in the train was injured, the Drenthe police said on Twitter.
The accident happened on Velingweg around 8:45 a.m., according to NU.nl.
The police are investigating exactly what happened.
ProRail is also investigating the current situation on the track. Train traffic is halted between Meppel and Hoogeveen until at least 12:15 p.m., according to NS.
A freight train collided with a truck in northern Limburg on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at a railway crossing near Colombusweg, between Blerick and Sevenum. No one was injured. No train traffic will be possible between Eindhoven and Venlo for the rest of the day, ProRail expects, ANP reports.
A freight train collided with an excavator at a guarded railway crossing in Deurne around 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning. No one was injured, according to the fire department. But no train traffic will be possible between Helmond and Horst-Sevenum for at least the rest of the day, NS warns.
How the accident happened is still unclear, according to newspaper AD. It seems that the train dragged the excavator for several meters. The excavator driver managed to jump out in time to avoid serious injuries. A number of the overhead lines were damaged.
A train crashed into a car at a guarded crossing on Ruinerweg in Echten on Friday morning. According to the police, the driver of the car managed to get out of his car under his own power. He is currently being checked over by paramedics, NU.nl reports.
No ambulances were called for train passengers, which seems to indicate that no one on the train was injured. The accident happened at a level crossing guarded by barriers.
A collision between a train and a car in Harlingen on Monday took the lives of a 31-year-old father and his 3-year-old son, the police announced on Monday night. The car was hit by an Arriva train at a private crossing on a farm where the boy's school was on a field trip. The car was dragged about 250 meters, NOS reports.
There was no one else in the car. The father and son were the first to leave the farm after the field trip, according to De Limburger. Many other students of the Prins Johan Friso School and their parents saw the accident happen.
At least two people were killed when an Arriva train collided with a car at a crossing on Oude Trekweg in Harlingen, Friesland on Monday. More fatalities are not ruled out, the police said. According to the Leeuwarder Courant, the victims are an adult and a child.
Several people were injured in a collision between a car and a train in Harlingen on Monday. The accident happened at a level crossing on Oude Trekweg, NOS reports.
It seems that the people in the car were injured. According to NOS, they are still in the car and their current condition is unknown. An air ambulance was deployed to help.
Two persons and multiple dogs were killed after being hit by a train in Nijmegen on Monday morning. According to the police, the pedestrians and their dogs were crossing the rails at Scheidingsweg after the barriers were already down. "This happened deliberately, so it looks like suicide", a spokesperson for the police said to AD.
A train hit several pedestrians at a crossing in Nijmegen on Monday morning. Two people were killed, according to the police.
It is currently still unclear what exactly happened - whether this was an accident or a planned action, AD reports. No cars were involved, only the train and several pedestrians, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.
Emergency services are at the scene. Traffic over the S100 is being diverted. The municipality also closed several streets around the scene of the accident.
Several people were injured in a train accident near Winsum on Friday afternoon. An Arriva train partly derailed after crashing with a milk truck, according to the Groningen police and safety office on Twitter.
So far nothing is known about the exact number of injured people or the severity of their injuries. So far one wounded person was taken to hospital, according to the police. The truck driver escaped unharmed. All passengers were removed from the train.
A 23-year-old woman from Tilburg was killed when she ended up under a train at the Lempuyangan train station in Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java. Local media identifies the victim as Denise Pronk from Tilburg, AD reports.
The young woman was hit by a train while she was trying to cross the tracks. She died on the spot. According to Indonesian media, she was traveling with another Dutch person.
The Indonesian police are investigating what happened. The woman’s body was transferred to the Dr. Sarjito hospital in Yogakarta.
A railway worker was killed in an accident with a train near Meteren around 00:30 a.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson for ProRail confirmed
The crane operator involved in a fatal train crash near Dalfsen on Tuesday, is officially suspected of death by negligence, causing a fatal traffic accident and causing danger on the railroad, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl on Wednesday.
The train driver that was killed when an Arriva train crashed into a crane in Dalfsen on Tuesday, is a 49-year-old man from Kampen, the police announced. Kampen mayor Bort Koelewijn confirmed that his name was Eric Breet. Colleagues and friends are shocked by his death
A 17 year old boy from Voorschoten was killed after being hit by a train in Leiden on Monday night. According to the police, the boy tried to pick something up from the tracks as the train approached the station. He was unable to get off the tracks in time.