Next week: No direct trains between Utrecht - Rotterdam, The Hague - Leiden
That’s right, from Saturday, October 20, until Monday, October 29, there will be no direct trains between Rotterdam and Utrecht and The Hague and Leiden. Those planning on travelling on these routes should prepare themselves for delays that could last up to 45 minutes.
8 days without direct trains
The Netherlands will be without direct trains between Rotterdam and Utrecht Central Station and The Hague and Leiden for eight days due to work being done on the railway tracks. ProRail is namely working on doubling the number of railway tracks between Utrecht Central Station and Utrecht Leidse Rijn from two to four.
From mid-December onwards, Sprinters and Intercity trains should be able to use the new tracks. Doubling the number of tracks is a large project and ProRail hopes that it will result in a reduction of delays and a shorter travel time for passengers.
How will you be affected?
To limit nuisance for travellers as much as possible, ProRail has decided specifically upon this period to work on the train tracks, as these dates fall under the autumn holiday. Should you need to travel on the routes Rotterdam Central Station to Utrecht Central Station, The Hague Central Station to Utrecht Central Station or Leiden Central Station to Utrecht Central Station, you can make a detour via Schiphol Airport.
Trains will be travelling according to a revised schedule between Rotterdam Central Station, The Hague Central Station and Woerden. Rail replacement buses will travel between Woerden and Utrecht Central Station.