45 minute train diversion between The Hague and Utrecht due to track repairs

A derailed yesterday caused grave damage to the track between The Hague Central and The Hague Ypenburg. Repair work is taking longer than expected which means no direct trains will run between The Hague and Utrecht until 5.30am on Monday. 

Repair work results in additional travel time

After the derailed train was removed from the tracks, a spokesperson for ProRail told Omroep West “Now that the train is no longer there, we see that the damage is very disappointing. We really need time to repair everything”, NOS reports. It is still unknown how the train unlatched from the tracks but thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.


Extra travel time

Passengers travelling between The Hague and Utrecht are advised to account for an additional travel time of 45 minutes as they must travel via Schiphol. People who need to get between The Hague Central and Gouda are also affected and must go via Rotterdam Central.

Plan your route accordingly and hopefully everything will be back on track for Monday! 

Feature image: Pexels/Skitterphoto

Freya Sawbridge
Freya was born in Edinburgh but raised in New Zealand (cue every person she meets saying “oh I have always wanted to go there but it’s so far away!”). A restless and curious nature has led her to move countries 5 times in the last 3 years in attempt to find a place she can call home. She contacted DutchReview on a whim and arrived in the Netherlands in summer 2019 to start her internship.


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