Train delays till after rush hour

13th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Commuters in the Amsterdam area will most likely face delays during the morning rush hour because of the collision at the Amsterdam Muiderpoort station last night. The intercity trains to Deventer will not be running, a spokesperson for ProRail said this morning.

13 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Commuters in the Amsterdam area will most likely face delays during the morning rush hour because of the collision at the Amsterdam Muiderpoort station last night. The intercity trains to Deventer will not be running, a spokesperson for ProRail said this morning.

The train that was derailed in the collision will be put back on the rails this afternoon. A passenger train collided with an empty train at about 6.30 p.m. last night. No one was injured.

Because of a shortage of equipment there will be no international intercity trains between Amsterdam and Rotterdam – these usually run once an hour.

Train traffic to and from Amsterdam from Amersfoort and Utrecht was stopped for several hours last night. Operation on the Amsterdam-Utrecht line could resume at 22.45 p.m.

Rover, the organisation that promotes the rights of public transport users, said in a reaction last night that safety on the rails is going "downhill." "There were collisions in Arnhem and Rotterdam recently, now it's gone wrong in Amsterdam," said Rikus Spithorst of Rover. "We don't yet know the cause of the collision but the situation is extremely worrying."

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