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
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.
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.
Railway strikes in Belgium mean that no intercity- or stop trains are traveling between Amsterdam Brussels on Tuesday.
Train travelers can expect delays throughout the weekend due to intensive construction works on the tracks around Utrecht Central Station
One person was killed when a train crashed into a car in Eindhoven on Thursday morning. The victim was the driver of the car
No trains are traveling between Rotterdam Central Station and Utrecht on Friday morning due to copper theft on the track. It is unclear how long this disturbance will last, according to NS.
The shipping traffic between northern Netherlands and Germany came to a standstill after a 112 meter long coaster crashed into the railway bridge near Weener, Germany on Thursday night. The ship is still stuck at the bridge, blocking the way for any water traffic. Rail traffic between Bad Nieuweschans, Groningen and Germany is also down, BNR reports.
Marie-Lou Gregoire of the Groningen Seaport told the broadcaster that the accident was caused by a "miscommunication". A train was coming and the bridge could not be lifted immediately, but the captain of the coaster kept going.
Thousands of train travelers are having a tough morning rush hour on Tuesday due to several train delays and over crowded trains.
Train passengers will have fewer problems with delayed and cancelled trains and can expect cleaner surroundings next year, NS promised to State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment.
The upgrades to the tracks surrounding Utrecht Central Station is likely to cause delays throughout 2016. ProRail has been working on this project over the past two years and the final stage will start next year.
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.
Due to "multiple faults" the train traffic between Utrecht Central and Driebergen-Zeist, Houten, Leidsche Rijn and Utrecht Zuilen has come to a complete standstill. The disruption started around 11:15 a.m. NS initially stated that the problem should be cleared up around 2:00 p.m. but has since retracted that statement. "It is not yet known how long this will last", can now be read on the rail company's website.
A tanker leaking hydrochloric acid has caused quite a bit of havoc in Molenhoek, Limburg on Monday morning. The tanker is on an industrial estate on Bovensteweg, not far from Nijmegen. Emergency services have closed down the area, which is covered in a smoke cloud. The risk to public health is as of yet unclear
A car thief caused a considerable amount of havoc in Hooglanderveen on Thursday after causing an accident with a train.
The problems on the track at Amsterdam Centraal has been fixed, but travelers should still take extra travel time into account. According to NS, this is because the schedule has to get started.
Since 02:00 a.m. on Tuesday, many passenger trains have not been traveling due to a train drivers strike in Germany. The strike started on Monday with the stopping of freight trains, but has now entered a new phase.
Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.
The faulty overhead connection cables that paralyzed train traffic to and from Utrecht central station Monday morning is expected to be fixed by 5.30 p.m. "Possibly your experience will be uncomfortable," the NS said in an update on train service.
Utrecht Centraal lost all train traffic for the second time in two weeks due to a major system failure and travelers' association Rover has demanded that ProRail makes some changes.
The train traffic between Amsterdam and Utrecht came to a stand still after a shooting incident in the parking lot of the McDonald's next to the station of Breukelen.
Train traffic in Zeeland came to a complete standstill on Wednesday night after a train collided with a concrete block.
Last night the train track was hit by lightning, leaving no trains able to run between Den Dolder and Baarn. The problems on the track at Baarn have not been solved yet.