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Train disruptions TODAY

Oregon
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Train disruptions TODAY

A warning for anyone needing to travel by train around Amsterdam and Schipol today--check the www.ns.nl website. It appears that due to technical problems, there are no or limited trains running from or to Amsterdam, including Schiphol. NS expects it to last until at least midday. Further information is available on the NS website, but here's an English translation of the notice they currently have up:

Traffic around Amsterdam and Schiphol gradually resumed

The failure of the control system of signals and points has been corrected. We are working hard at the start of the train, it goes in phases.

Please therefore account yet with very limited traffic.

The expectation is that the train service for the evening will be back in order. We will keep you informed.

Trajectories with disabilities are:

Amsterdam-Schiphol-Leiden

Amsterdam-Lelystad

Amsterdam-Haarlem

Amsterdam-Zaandam

Amsterdam-Utrecht

Amsterdam-Naarden-Bussum

Schiphol-Amersfoort

Schiphol-Utrecht

To our regret, it is not possible for large-scale replacement bus service to offer.

Where the Fyra-trains, is not an appropriate surcharge.

The planner can only briefly during the startup phase advance be updated.

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On the plus side, if you're already in Amsterdam, it might be a less crowded day...

Edited: 22 March 2012, 15:23
Amersfoort, The...
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for Amsterdam
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1. Re: Train disruptions TODAY

There was a lot of disruption earlier but things are pretty well back to normal now.

Amsterdam
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for Amsterdam
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2. Re: Train disruptions TODAY

Yeah well, our vaunted NS always manages to get her passengers stranded on a regular base.

Leaves on the track in autumn, snow in the winter, and now a defective cooling system in the rail switches.

Wonder what the summer will bring us...

Amersfoort, The...
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for Amsterdam
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3. Re: Train disruptions TODAY

I have lived here for well over a decade now and still never cease to be amazed at the way the Dutch moan about their train network. It is without doubt one of, if not actually, the best in Europe.

BL_Henkie, if you think NS are bad just try using the services in any other country on a regular basis.

Ruhr Area, Germany
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4. Re: Train disruptions TODAY

...eg in Germany:-))

We are moaning about the same problems : leaves in fall, frozen points in winter, defect cooling system and air condition in summer...

And the trouble is that it´s right. As commuter I know whereof I speak:-))!

New Hyde Park, New...
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5. Re: Train disruptions TODAY

You guys should try the Long Island Rail Road -- then you would truly appreciate European commuter trains.

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