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Dec 27 '16 13:10

The central hall of Amsterdam Central Station was evacuated and closed down to the public for a short time on Monday night due to abandoned luggage. The police investigated and found nothing suspicious in the luggage, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The east- and west- sides of the station were still accessible during the investigation.. Train traffic was also not disrupted, a spokesperson for NS said to the Telegraaf.

Dec 21 '16 13:10

NS train drivers and conductors that are members of union VVMC will be striking in the Randstad region on Friday, the union announced on Wednesday. NS expects that the strike will have "major impact across the country" that may last the entire day, NU.nl reports. 

The strike is scheduled from the start of the morning until 11:00 a.m. Drivers and conductors stationed in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hoofddorp will be striking. The union could not say how many people will actually lay down their work, but did say that the willingness to take action is great. 

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Dec 15 '16 13:55

The police are investigating whether arson was involved iin a fire on a train at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk station on Wednesday night. The fire was relatively quickly extinguished, but did delay train traffic between Sloterdijk and Haarlem for hours afterwards.

According to the Telegraaf, the train was on its way to Beverwijk, but stopped in Sloterdijk when smoke was smelled. All passengers got out of the train unharmed. The train was then moved to outside the station, about 200 meters away, where firefighters got to work extinguishing the fire. 

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Nov 28 '16 09:47

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. 

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Nov 24 '16 09:41

Autumn weather and leaves on the tracks resulted in fewer trains traveling between Nijmegen and Schiphol and between The Hague and Utrecht on Thursday, NS reports. 

There will be a train on these routes every 30 minutes, instead of the normal schedule of every 15 minutes. Travelers should take extra trael time of around 15 minutes into account. They also may have to switch trains more often. NS thinks the delays will last until 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Nov 21 '16 11:34

Train traffic between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam was halted for some time on Monday due to fire alarms. The alarms turned out to be false and train traffic is now slowly resuming, though travelers still have to take delays into account, according to NS.

"There were two reports of smoke In the tunnel and on platform three", a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl. "Our hypothesis is that the smoke came from a braking train."

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Nov 21 '16 09:28

Train traffic between Groningen and Roodeschool resumed around 5:00 a.m. this morning after being halted the entire weekend. No train travel was possible on that route due to an Arriva train that derailed at an ungaurded railway crossing in Winsum after crashing with a milk truck on Friday.

A total of 18 people were injured in the accident, according to RTL Nieuws. Three of them sustained serious injuries. 

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Nov 18 '16 13:50

Rail manager ProRail and NS are working together to establish a team of specialists trained to deal with major disruptions to rail traffic. The team will be called the Centra Monitoring and Decisions Bod and will be headed by ProRail, NOS reports.

The team will gradually start working in January and should be completely operational in March. It will be able to change the trian timetable when things go wrong on the track, with the aim of decreasing delays and inconvenience to travelers. A number of NS employees are transferring to ProRail to strengthen the team.

Oct 31 '16 09:19

Train travelers in Amsterdam may have to deal with cancelled or delayed trains during the evening rush hour on Monday. NS expects "possible disruptions" due to striking train drivers and conductors from 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

The train drivers and conductor will hold a meeting at Amsterdam Central Station starting at 5:00 p.m. They will not work during this meeting. It is as yet unclear how many train drivers will be taking part in the strike, and therefore the possible consequences are also not clear. 

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Oct 18 '16 08:53

The train tracks on the Moerdijk bridge will be completely replaced in the second quarter of next year, ProRail announced. The work will take up to 20 days, during which no train traffic will be possible over the bridge

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Oct 17 '16 07:37

A signal failure brought train traffic around Amersfoort to a complete standstill on Monday morning. No trains are traveling between Amersfoort and Barneveld, Utrecht, Weesp and Zwolle, NS says on its website.

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Oct 14 '16 07:38

Nearly all train travelers will be affected in some way by NS' new timetable, which takes effect on December 11th. The timetable will be released on the NS website at noon on Friday

Sep 22 '16 07:32

No trains are currently stopping at the station in Weesp due to a "suspicious situation". The police are investigating, according to the Gooi en Vechstreek Police on Twitter.

Sep 20 '16 16:30

There are still fewer trains traveling between Utrecht Central and Den Haag Central, though NS managed to get delays down to extra travel time of between 15 and 30 minutes, the rail company says on its website.

Sep 13 '16 09:21

There will be no trains traveling between Brabant and Zuid-Holland from after morning rush hour on Tuesday due to emergency repairs to the rails on the Moerdijkbrug. Some 75 thousand people use that railway route every day

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Aug 30 '16 09:31

A power outage in and around Vinkeveen and Loosdrecht brought train traffic between Amsterdam and Utrecht to a standstill for some time on Monday night. The train traffic is now back on track and NS reports no delays between the two cities.

Aug 30 '16 07:35

Members of union VVMC, representing workers at train transporters Arriva and Syntus, are striking for several hours in Groningen on Tuesday morning. So far about 30 trains were cancelled due to the strike. Passengers are advised to keep an eye on Arriva's website and Twitter page for actual travel information before leaving for the station.

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Aug 19 '16 15:40

The first half of 2016 saw a decrease in train disruptions and an increase of on time trains for NS, the railway company announced with its half-year results on Friday

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Aug 19 '16 08:25

Due to a power outage at Den Haag Hollands Spoor station, no trains are traveling between the station and Delft, Den Haag Central Station and Leiden Central Station. NS does not know how long this disruption will continue.

Aug 3 '16 08:00

Extra security measures currently in effect around Schiphol airport is causing delays for the buses NS deployed to make up for the lack of trains to the airport due to rail works

Aug 2 '16 08:56

No trains are traveling between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport today due to rail works on the track between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and the airport. ProRail is also working on other routes between the Dutch capital and the airport, which means that all train passengers traveling between the two locations today, will have to do so by bus

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Jul 20 '16 13:00

Some bad news for Amsterdam residents who want to enjoy the tropical weather on the beach this afternoon - if you travel by train, count on delays. A switch malfunction means that fewer trains are traveling from Amsterdam Central to Alkmaar, Haarlem and Schiphol

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Jun 6 '16 07:42

Travelers' behavior often leads to dangerous situations on trains, according to a survey NS performed among 224 chief train conductors. More than half of travelers jump on trains after hearing the conductor's whistle.

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Jun 3 '16 13:26

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.

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