Second Dutch station closed by gas discharge
23 November 2004AMSTERDAM — The train station in the eastern Dutch city of Roermond has been evacuated because of a leak of natural gas nearby.
23 November 2004
AMSTERDAM — The train station in the eastern Dutch city of Roermond has been evacuated because of a leak of natural gas nearby.
Engineers with power company Essent said on Tuesday the problem had been caused by an open valve on a gas metre. The leak was dealt with by 2.50pm and train travel to and from the city was scheduled to resume later in the day.
The fire brigade ordered the evacuation of Roermond station at 13.15 after the leak was detected. Reporters at the scene said passengers left the building and gathered at the open-air bus station outside.
The is is the second time in two days that an important Dutch station near the German border has been closed by a leak.
Arnhem train station was closed down for a few hours on Monday afternoon when 25 people were affected by a suspected leak of a petroleum additive from a goods train.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news