The new train timetables, combined with bad winter weather and delayed maintenance made for a record number of complaints directed at NS on Monday morning. The train transport company received about 700 complaints during the first morning rush hour after the implementation of the new timetables - the busiest morning rush hour ever on social media, according to NS, NU.nl reports.
The Netherlands can expect more winter weather later this week, according to Weerplaza. Halfway through the week cold air will flow into the country from the north and temperatures will drop significantly.
The winter weather in the northern parts of the Netherlands is not all bad. The Dutch decided not to let warnings to stay off the roads deter them from being about their business and took to the streets in skates!
Residents of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands may again have to deal with interruptions in the power supply on Monday morning. The weight of ice buildup due to the winter weather, make the power lines "bounce" resulting in occasional falters in the supply
The winter weather caused more traffic problems last month than in February 2014. The severity of the traffic problems (the length of the jam and the time it lasted) was 50 percent higher than last year. This is according to figures published by the ANWB yesterday.
Trains nationwide will run normally on Friday, says a statement on the website of Dutch train service NS, though adding that some scheduling adjustments may occur if the weather becomes inclement.
The winter weather has resulted in NS adjusting its train schedule. For travelers in the Randstad this means a train every half hour instead of every quarter hour. Nothing changes in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Zeeland.
Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.
Spring weather will dominate this week, as the Netherlands continues to experience one of its warmest winters ever.