The train issues around Amsterdam are set to continue until this evening

The train issues we experienced this morning are not over yet. Pro Rail has said that the damage is pretty extensive and it’s not something that can be fixed quickly. Therefore, the current train situation is not due to improve until at least 5 pm. Even then, there’s no telling if the trains will be back to normal in time. Buses are currently running along this Schiphol route and people have been advised to postpone their journeys home.

 

What happened?

At around 6 am this morning, a broken overhead line was discovered at Duivendrecht. This ended up clogging the main rail routes in the Randstad and it left many of us about to rip our hair out. The situation at Leiden is making everything much worse and this is why the train situation is pretty dire out there today.

Leiden is only running with half of their lines until Monday, as planned works were planned. They say that issues such as found today would have been dealt with easier, but the lack of tracks at Leiden makes the situation more difficult. And don’t we know it.

So yup, expected a train board full of “cancelled” or “+15 mins” again. Honestly, one of the worst things ever before or after going to work.

Will you be affected? Let us know in the comments.

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Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.

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