ADVERTISEMENT

Entire Dutch rail network disrupted by communications breakdown

Shipping containers at a terminal in the port of Rotterdam.
Shipping containers at a terminal in the port of Rotterdam. Copyright AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE
Copyright AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE
By AP
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

The Dutch rail network ground to a halt on Thursday evening due to a communications breakdown between drivers and traffic managers.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Dutch rail network ground to a temporary halt on Thursday. The country's national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), halted all trains in late afternoon after a communications breakdown between drivers and traffic managers.

In a statement posted on its website at 7.35pm, NS said that the service had slowly begun to resume but would be disrupted for the rest of the evening.

"Train traffic in the Netherlands has been severely disrupted by a disruption at the traffic control posts earlier today," NS said. "Because staff and trains are stranded in many places, we expect train traffic to remain disrupted for the rest of the evening... Please postpone your trip if possible."

It was not immediately clear how many people were affected. But the halt has left many commuters stranded on the way home from work.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Far-right leader Wilders strikes a deal to form new coalition in the Netherlands

Netherlands officially stops drilling at Groningen's giant gas field

Conference opens up pathway for Ukraine's war victims to claim compensation