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Derailed Arriva train crane accident
Feb 23 '16 10:07

Update, 11:30 a.m., 23 February 2016: Reports from the scene now say six were hurt, with two transported to an area hospital. The crane operator is being questioned by authorities.

Update, 10:40 a.m., 23 February 2016: The IJsseland Regional Safety Office reported one person was killed, with newswire ANP saying at least ten were hurt in varying conditions. It was previously reported that two people were killed. The status of the crane operator is unknown.

Jan 8 '16 14:42

Police rushed to Amsterdam’s Central Station on Friday afternoon after a young man allegedly yelled out “Bomb!” and threw a bag onto customer service counter in a shop. He then ran off, local broadcaster, AT5 reported.

Rotterdam Centraal
Dec 13 '15 13:33

The Dutch national railway NS launched a new timetable on Sunday. The new schedule features a number of significant changes, as well as the renaming of several train stations.

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Oct 8 '15 12:03

A strike planned rail strike in Belgium will impact international trains departing from or arriving in the Netherlands. The strike is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, until 10 p.m. on Friday, October 9.

Thalys attack
Aug 21 '15 23:09

Three people were hurt onboard a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris after a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle opened fire during the Friday evening journey. The man was overpowered on the train and arrested, France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

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Jul 23 '15 14:08

A car thief caused a considerable amount of havoc in Hooglanderveen on Thursday after causing an accident with a train.

May 14 '15 13:22

Signal failures on a stretch of railway between Heino and Raalte, Overijssel on Thursday forced national railway NS to cancel train service on the line through much of the afternoon. The two stations are a short distance away from each other on the Almelo to Zwolle route.

May 7 '15 18:27

Amsterdam Central Station was partially without power on Thursday for two and a half hours, AD writes. Many shops, ticket machines and public transit checkpoints were without electricity from 11:30 a.m. but no rail traffic was affected by the outage.

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Apr 28 '15 18:03

Train conductors should wear body-mounted cameras to record incidents and help prevent violence, MPs from the right-wing PVV and center-right CDA said on Tuesday. They plan to discuss the issue further with Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Parool.

Apr 27 '15 15:31

A group of students from Talent Valley in Venlo posted a video on their Facebook page of them performing a song with a train conductor on the train to Eindhoven.

Apr 27 '15 10:17

Two NS employees had to be treated in hospital after being assaulted on the station in Almere on Sunday morning. The perpetrator has been arrested.

Apr 26 '15 14:21

Police in Tilburg arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly throwing a punch at a NS train chief conductor after he was slapped with a fine for riding the railway without a ticket. The suspect later shouted “I’ll kill you!” at the worker, while holding a Stanley knife, police reported.

Apr 21 '15 13:18

Train travelers are reluctant to intervene themselves if the witness a conductor being attacked. Only 10 percent of passengers are willing to intervene by addressing the offender and only 8 percent are willing to intervene physically.

Apr 1 '15 19:10

“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.

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Mar 26 '15 18:02

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.

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Mar 18 '15 18:34

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.

Mar 12 '15 21:31

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.

Rotterdam Centraal
Mar 11 '15 16:19

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.

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Mar 2 '15 17:32

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.

Feb 2 '15 15:09

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.

Jan 28 '15 20:26

Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

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.

Jan 28 '15 13:55

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.

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Jan 26 '15 14:41

Ikram Azarfane from Helmond has received thousands of responses on a letter of kindness she left in a magazine on at train.

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