violence against train workers

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Nov 6 '17 16:30

A 23-year-old man from Almere and a 35-year-old woman from Drachten were arrested in Meppel on Sunday afternoon for assaulting a train conductor and a police officer, the Telegraaf reports.

During a ticket check on the train, the conductor found that the man was not traveling with a valid transport ticket - he had someone else's ticket and had scratched off the picture. And the woman had not checked in at the station. The man insulted and assaulted the conductor.

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Jul 18 '17 09:59

Two conductors were injured when two passengers assaulted them on a train towards Bergen op Zoom on Monday night. The passengers were arrested, but not before injuring two police officers too, the police said on Twitter.

The two passengers attacked the police officers while resisting arrest on the Bergen op Zoom station. The police eventually had to use pepper spray to subdue them. 

Sep 2 '16 13:25

The police are not registering violent incidents in public transport properly, according to research done by RTL Nieuws. These incidents must be registered with a specific code, but that does not happen in 20 percent of the cases.

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Jun 9 '16 09:53

The number of reports about physical violence and aggression aimed at train personnel is down 23 percent, though reports on other types of incidents and disturbances increased, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure wrote to parliament. Disturbances caused by beggars, musicians and vagrants increased significantly.

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May 25 '16 08:13

Public transport employees are faced with incidents that are becoming more violent. Though the actual number of incidents did not really increase over the past years, according to professor Ronald van Steden of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

May 12 '16 10:34

The police arrested three teenagers on Tuesday for assaulting two NS employees on Eindhoven station.

Feb 19 '16 10:29

A massive 90 percent of railway employees faced some form of aggression at least once last year. Threats, harassment and robberies are almost daily occurrences, according to a survey done by railway union VVMC and newspaper AD among nearly a thousand train conductors and drivers.

Feb 4 '16 09:21

A German conductor was injured in a stabbing on the Landgraaf station on Tuesday evening. The conductor was transported to the hospital. One suspect was arrested.

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Jan 28 '16 10:03

About 100 people were given a public transport ban last year for being violent, aggressive or traveling without a ticket multiple times. A public transit ban is issued in cooperation with the police and Public Prosecutor. It bans the recipient from trains, subways, trams and buses for a limited period of a few weeks

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Dec 4 '15 14:30

The court in Haarlem sentenced the homeless Rotterdam man Swendly R. to one year in prison and psychiatric treatment for assaulting a conductress at the Hoofddorp in March. The sentence is equal to what the Prosecutor demanded

Aug 28 '15 14:34

The 27 year old Rotterdam man who is suspected of severely assaulting a train conductress in Hoofddorp in March, denies that he ever touched her. This was revealed during a non-substantive hearing in the court in Haarlem on Friday

Jul 6 '15 11:30

The police arrested a 29 year old, half naked man on the station in Arnhem on Saturday for headbutting a conductor.

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Jun 4 '15 14:10

A 50 year old man from Goes was bitten by a police dog and then arrested after threatening a train conductor on Wednesday night.

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Jun 2 '15 14:20

Five first year students from the Academy of Pop Culture have launched a Facebook page where people can post selfies taken while shaking the hand of a conductor with the hashtag . With this they hope to get more respect for conductors after the resent series of violence against them.

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May 25 '15 10:04

Another NS employee has become the victim of violence. A passenger traveling without a ticket "freaked out" on Saturday night when the conductor asked him to show proof of identity, ANP reports

May 14 '15 15:30

A drunk 24 year old homeless man has been arrested in Schagen for assaulting a conductor on Thursday.

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May 13 '15 14:43

Another NS conductor was assaulted on Monday, this time in the train between Nijmegen and Arnhem. The perpetrator managed to escape by pulling the emergency brake.

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May 5 '15 13:00

The police arrested two men for threatening train workers in two separate incidents on Monday.

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May 1 '15 09:10

Conductors, drivers and other railway workers closed the gates at Rotterdam Central Station on Friday morning with a symbolic push of a button, NS announced on its website. The closure of the gates took effect 6 months early to help improve the safety of public transport.

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Apr 28 '15 10:56

A conductor working for the Rotterdam transport company RET got kicked in the face on Eendracthsplein subway station on Monday afternoon. Three people were arrested after the incident.

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 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.

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Apr 10 '15 13:55

A member of the NS security team was threatened with death at Amsterdam Centraal last night, RTV Noord Holland reports.

Apr 10 '15 08:51

NS will deploy more employees on trains and in stations that have an above average number of aggressive incidents, the company announced on its website. NS expects this measure to improve actual safety as well as the feeling of safety of staff and passengers.

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