Storm damage disrupting trains between some Dutch cities

Storm damage disrupting trains between some Dutch cities

After storms struck most of the Netherlands on Wednesday morning, rail infrastructure manager ProRail has announced that train services between various Dutch cities are delayed or even cancelled as a result of damaged rails. 

Disruption to trains between Den Bosch, Nijmegen and Utrecht

The Dutch Weather Institute (KNMI) issued code yellow weather warnings in a number of provinces for the early hours of Wednesday morning, as a storm made its way across the Netherlands. While some parts of the country continue to see rain on Wednesday afternoon, the warnings for bad weather have been lifted. 

The storms may be over but they have, once again, had serious consequences for public transport in the Netherlands. This morning, ProRail announced via social media that train traffic between Den Bosch and Nijmegen and Den Bosch and Utrecht had been halted after lightning struck the tracks in Oss and Geldermalsen. 

Travellers advised to check up-to-date NS travel information

The track between Den Bosch and Utrecht has since been repaired and train traffic has resumed, although some delays could still occur on Wednesday afternoon. An update is yet to be made in regards to services between Den Bosch and Nijmegen.

ProRail has said it is “working hard on the repairs”, but in the meantime, travellers have been advised to double-check their travel plans via the NS website or app. Rail replacement bus services have been deployed to help compensate for some of the disruption.

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Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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