BREAKING: NS announces basically no trains across entire country tomorrow

Were you expecting to hop on a train at some point tomorrow? Time to cancel those plans. The NS has announced that the entire country will be facing basically zero trains tomorrow, August 30.

This comes down to the current train strikes in North Holland, the NS has said. Tomorrow, train staff in the centre of the country are set to drop their gear as part of rolling strikes.

However, given the location of said strikes, the entire country is expected to be affected.

Affected how?

Basically, if you were hoping to travel by train tomorrow, crush your dreams. Unless you’re heading abroad.

READ MORE | No trains around Amsterdam today: another day of Dutch train strike

Trains will only be running between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport, whilst Thalys and Eurostar trains will also continue to run, the NOS reports.

What about buses?

You can’t even rely on some cramped, stuffy buses to chug along and save the day this time. According to the NS, no alternative transport can be organised either.

Speaking to the NOS, a spokesperson for the NS voices the company’s frustration: “We find it extremely annoying that travellers are suffering so much from the impact of the strikes.”

Yes, we do. However, we imagine NS workers must find their circumstances extremely frustrating too.

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Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Het is tragisch waar we in leven. Zelfs in Afrika gebeuren deze dingen niet. Onvoldoende informatie en binnen een paar uur besluiten ze het land te sluiten. Jammer dat er alleen deze metafoor voor Nederland is. We verloren onze slaap, onze werk, ons seksuele verlangen onze geestelijke gezondheid. Het is niet alleen nu met de stakingen, maar ELKE DAG. Alle vertragingen en annuleringen. Ze zouden ons moeten betalen om te reizen, niet om ze te betalen

  2. Yes indeed the inflation in NL and around the world is getting worse, and higher authorities has no mitigation plans to overcome such situations therefore people think strikes is the only option.
    Specially in NL, the 30% ruling option to attract highly skilled professionals should be scrap.
    Because at the end of this 30%ruling term. Most organisations do not update their gross salary and there is absolutely no salary hike and promotions. This is very ridiculous.

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