Train passengers stranded for 3 hours

30th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

Faulty overhead contact wire causes 200 passengers to be stranded on train near Woerden on Monday night.

30 January 2007

AMSTERDAM – About 200 train passengers heading for Woerden were delayed by 3.5 hours on Monday evening.

A faulty overhead contact wire between Woerden and Bodegraven prevented the train from going any further and passengers could not be evacuated.

The train became stranded around 6 p.m.

A spokesperson for rail network manager ProRail said it was too dangerous to evacuate passengers.

In the end the overhead contact wire was partially repaired, allowing the train to continue on. ProRail expects all trains on the route to be running on time Tuesday morning.

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Subject: Dutch news

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