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Train-car collision leads to rail delays

16 April 2004

AMSTERDAM — Train passengers across a large part of the Netherlands were encountering delays on Friday after a serious collision on the Den-Bosch-Utrecht line.

A Maastricht-bound intercity train collided at about 9.30am with a car at a rail crossing in Hedel, located near Den Bosch, news agency ANP reported.

The injured female motorist was airlifted in a critical condition by trauma helicopter to hospital and all train travel between Utrecht and Den Bosch ground to a halt. No rail passengers were injured.

Passengers were encountering delays of up to one hour as they were forced to take detours via Rotterdam and Arnhem. Rail network authority ProRail said delays were expected to continue into the afternoon.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news