“Help! My little son Jesse lost his guinea pig Trippel on the train. Can you help?” reads the panicked message from a mom on Twitter to staffers at the national Dutch railway NS. The customer service and public relations teams sprung into action, enlisting children across the country to help track down the missing rodent.
Six police officers were needed to take a "disturbed" man into custody after he assaulted two NS conductors and several passengers onboard a train, police say. The 30-year-old man boarded the train in Zwijndrecht and fought with police one stop later in Barendrecht.
Two men accused of beating up two NS train workers appeared in court on Wednesday. The prosecutor demanded a sentence of 15 months in prison, five suspended, for the 30 year old suspect, and nine months imprisonment, four suspended for the 20 year old.
A fire in a train near the Abcoude station has left rail service cancelled between Utrecht Central and Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The train stoppage is in effect on NS Intercity trains at least to 2 a.m. Friday, the NS said.
Train conductors are striking at all train stations in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon, causing delays and cancellations into the evening rush hour. The conductors called the surprise labour action to draw attention to several high-profile attacks on NS conductors over the past week, the Dutch railway said.
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.
Some commuters at Utrecht Centraal waited over four hours for train service to resume on Monday, after a technical failure brought all Dutch Railways (NS) service to a standstill at Utrecht’s main train hub. Trains have started running again, but the connections are limited, says a statement released by NS around 13:35 on Monday.
Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.
In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.
A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.
Ikram Azarfane from Helmond has received thousands of responses on a letter of kindness she left in a magazine on at train.
A car ended up under a train on Wednesday night at a crossing on Spiekestraat in Roosendaal. The driver escaped the car just in time.
Engineers and conductors are worried about the quality of the trains and the equipment they have to work with, a new study shows. The top concerns are with rails and switches which they say have many flaws, according to a major study by the railway union VVMC.
A man and his dog was rescued from an oncoming train in the nick of time yesterday in Veenendaal.
Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of assaulting a pair of NS train workers protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.
There was a disruption in train traffic from Rotterdam and the Hague this morning.
The public transport companies and Minister Lodewijk Asscher has set aside 20 million euro to recruit enough drivers, conductors, mechanics and engineers in the coming years.
Train traffic in Zeeland came to a complete standstill on Wednesday night after a train collided with a concrete block.
Rail passengers are complaining about traveling with the public transport rechargeable card, OV Chipkaart, saying that they cost too much to use and are too complicated. They received 2,400 complaints within three months, as many passengers complained about expensive travel and 20 euros deposit which must be made before travel, according to a survey by conducted by the consumer association, Consumentenbond.
A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.
Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway's busiest season of the year.
A 25-year-old man from Dordrecht survived a collision with a train in Tricht on Thursday night. The police say that the man is in hospital for injuries to his arms and legs, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has released a statement in which he says that a plane carrying some of the bodies of the Dutch victims in the MH17 plane crash tragedy is expected in The Netherlands on Wednesday.
In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.