Large crowds piled up at Utrecht Centraal on Monday evening after a collision between a train and a person took place hours earlier. The incident took place at the train station on track 16, and prompted the evacuation of platforms 15 through 18. Making matters worse, a national outage at one of the country's largest telecom firms hindered the ability to get train service back on schedule.
Part of platform 18/19 at Utrecht Central Station was closed on Wednesday morning because of a burst water pipe. Water came flooding through the roof, and because of the freezing cold temperatures, created something of an ice rink right in front of the stairs leading to the platform, NOS reports.
The burst pipe runs through the upper station hall and supplies the restaurants, shops and toilets with water. Due to the burst, which happened around 5:00 a.m., no coffee or tea was available at the station on Wednesday morning. The problem was fixed around noon.
A protest at Utrecht Centraal on Wednesday evening turned into a confrontation between Kurdish people protesting against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and counter-protesters. The police intervened and dispersed the protesters, NU.nl reports.
After years of renovations, the Utrecht Centraal train station finally opened today. And all travelers were invited to enjoy the day long celebration of the reopening, DUIC reports.
The festivities started at 6:30 a.m. with a lesson from yoga teacher Christa Schep. "Try to keep your breathing calm and constant", you could hear her saying from the balcony, over the rush of people trying to catch their train.
Should Ajax win the Eredivisie on Sunday, fans should avoid trains going through Utrecht on their way to the celebrations at the Amsterdam ArenA, NS warns. Construction work around Utrecht Centraal could cause delays and make fans late to the party
Another NS employee was assaulted by a passenger on Thursday night at Utrecht Central Station. The 50 year old man from Den Dolder has been arrested.
Rail traffic to and from Utrecht Centraal station i likely to be delayed or cancelled through 4pm Monday while repair work continues on faulty overhead connection cables.
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.
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.
PostNL has started placing package vending machines at nine major train stations. People can have their package sent to such a machine and retrieve it when it suits them.
A man was arrested at Utrecht Centraal for having a fake machine gun with him.
In Utrecht, construction has started on what is to be the world's biggest bicycle parking center. The structure, which will be built under Utrecht Centraal Station, will have the capacity to hold 12,500 bicycles, the NOS reports.
Dutch rail maintenance company ProRail is announcing some changes to the rail network in The Netherlands planned for 2015. The Dutch rail system is planned to improve with several large projects and some reorganizations, De Telegraaf reports.
At Utrecht Centraal, trains are riding on a normal schedule again after nine days of rail repair work by ProRail. The maintenance work was finished on time, and all trains are riding by the book Monday morning, NU.nl reports.
Ajax's triumph after winning the championship title in Amsterdam on Sunday caused for a lot of celebration amongst fans. Some of it got out of hand, however, as police were forced to arrest 8- supporters who were misbehaving.
A Facebook page where train passengers can share, unstamped tickets and discount tickets received over 7000 'Likes' in Utrecht within two days. Now the initiative has been expanded to also include Amsterdam Centraal.