Train travel riddled with delays

8th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – Train travellers are facing delays and cancelled trains throughout the country on Friday. Those travelling between Amsterdam and Utrecht should expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes, ProRail reports.

8 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – Train travellers are facing delays and cancelled trains throughout the country on Friday. Those travelling between Amsterdam and Utrecht should expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes, ProRail reports.

Fewer trains are servicing this route because of problems on the tracks.

A faulty overhead cable is causing delays of 30 to 45 minutes between Leiden and Hoofddorp, ProRail warns.

Until 5 pm fewer trains will be running between Amsterdam and Leiden and no stop trains will be operating between Hoofddorp and Leiden. Those travelling between Hoofddorp and Leiden should travel via Schiphol.

There are also problems on the tracks between Roermond and Nijmegen. Transport company Veolia is struggling with technical problems on this route, partly because diesel has become overheated.

Problems on this route should largely be solved before the evening rush hour, says a spokesperson for Veolia.

Those travelling from Duivendrecht to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA and from Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA to Abcoude should expect delays of up to 30 minutes because of a faulty switch.

Equipment shortages will lead to 15 to 30-minute delays between Nijmegen and Boxmeer throughout the afternoon and evening, ProRail says.

Train service to and from Groningen was stopped on Friday morning because of a problem with the signal and switch system. Lightening strikes caused delays on the tracks between Breda and Dordrecht during most of the morning. These problems have since been solved, ProRail assures travellers.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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