Vigilance increased at Dutch metro and railway stations

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9 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Vigilance was stepped up at metro and train stations around the Netherlands on Friday afternoon by order of Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner.

9 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — Vigilance was stepped up at metro and train stations around the Netherlands on Friday afternoon by order of Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner.

The personnel of Dutch Rail NS and other transport companies were told to be extra alert for suspicious activities.

The national anti-terrorist office NCTb said there was no question of a concrete threat of terrorist action in the Netherlands.

But it said there were grounds to increase security measures at metro stations in Rotterdam and Amsterdam and on the railway network.

The Justice Ministry — which has responsibility for the NCTb — indicated there was a "light threat" based on the security analysis drawn up the NCTB. Until now this alert level has only been applied to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.  

ANP reported there was little extra security in evidence at Amsterdam's central train station on  Friday afternoon.

Passengers were reminded however not to leave baggage unattended and report suspicious activity.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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