Two train conductors assaulted in Almere

20th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

One conductor was admitted to hospital because of serious facial injuries.

ALMERE – Two train conductors who was about to confront six passengers who had been misbehaving on a train were assaulted by them in Almere Central Station.

One conductor suffering from serious facial injuries had been admitted to hospital.

On Thursday evening, the two train conductors were waiting to board a train at Almere Central Station following reports that a number of passengers were misbehaving on it. When the train stopped, six men got out and began to kick and punch the conductors without provocation, before leaving the station.

Two were arrested by police on the basis of witness descriptions and camera footage.

Aggression in public transport became an issue after bus drivers in Gouda refused to drive through certain areas in the city because of attacks by Moroccan youths in October 2008. Last week, bus drivers in Ede also went on strike.

The FNV federation of trade unions registered 300 complaints from bus drivers who had been victims of aggression.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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