Passengers versus RandstadRail

29th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

Passenger association Rover demands a court investigation on the administration of RandstadRail.

29 January 2007

AMSTERDAM —Since the news broke that the Haaglanden metropolitan district had allegedly neglected some security issues, a different authority must be appointed to manage the railroad infrastructure, Passenger association Rover spokesperson said Monday, ANP reports.

Rover has filed against the administration of RandstadRail. In the opinion of the association, the metropolitan district authorities are to blame for the potential security risks, should it be proven that important security information had been concealed.

"We consider the matter very important, as such negligence may have triggered the chain of events that caused the train to go off the track on 29 November last year, wounding 17 passengers", an association spokesperson said.

Transport Inspection must suspend RandstadRail's train service management until a new managing body is found, the spokesperson said, suggesting ProRail or Rotterdam public transport company RET as possible candidates.

The Light Rail line between Loosduinen and The Hague Central Station managed by RandstadRai was not open to the public on Monday, with the opening postponed for another week after two trains went off track during last week's tests.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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