Dutch railways NS and infrastructure company Prorail said rail services should gradually resume in several parts of the country, particularly in the Amsterdam area and Utrecht, late Wednesday afternoon. Serious problems have occurred along the railway lines in the northern provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel. It is not clear when rail traffic will be fully restored and ongoing issues could affect Thursday morning timetables.
Trains and public transport were suspended from around 8:30 am due to the rainstorm. A severe weather warning was issued as the storm blew gusts of up to 146 kilometers per hour. Many of the northern routes were “considerably” damaged by the storm and needed repair, NS said. “For the time being, trains cannot pass.”
Prorail and NS said they expect some trains to resume service on Wednesday night. This concerns mainly the provinces of North Holland and parts of Utrecht,” Prorail said at 5:30 p.m. ‘ writes. Schiphol, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Hilversum.
In addition, NS will start running trains between Utrecht and Amersfoort and between Den Helder and Alkmaar. The purpose of the first trains on these routes is to bring stranded travelers home. Passengers were advised to check with their trip planners for a better understanding of the situation. Keoris and Ariva also started train services between the cities of Zwolle and Kampen, Emmen and Enschede. Trains are now running on the Connexion route between Amersfoort, Barnefeld and Ede.
“On routes not yet serviced by trains, it is advisable to look for alternative means of transport.If the storm costs you to return home, you can claim compensation,” NS said. Stated. Passengers can file insurance claims through the NS website from Thursday.
Throughout the day, ProRail’s incident response team monitored each section of track and cleared as much debris as possible. Shortly after that day, NS began slowly running empty trains to inspect most of the railroad.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/07/05/handful-train-routes-back-service-mostly-amsterdam A small number of train lines to and from Amsterdam resume operations