NS expects that train traffic will largely run normally on Friday


“In part of the Netherlands, code yellow will still apply next night and the wind will be very strong. This could lead to disruptions,” says a spokeswoman for the NS. She only knows for sure that there will still be delays during rush hour on the route between Weert and Roermond on Friday morning. This is due to a broken overhead line, caused by a fallen tree. The repair work is expected to last until the end of Friday morning.

On a number of routes, fewer trains ran through trees and branches on the track on Thursday evening. For example, train traffic between The Hague and Gouda was disrupted for several hours by a tree on the track. Just after 10:30 p.m., the NS reported that train traffic is restarting.

No trains are running at all between Hoorn and Heerhugowaard due to a defective overhead line. As a result, a train stranded near Obdam station just after 8 p.m. For safety reasons, passengers were not allowed to leave the train until about an hour and a half later, when the danger from the electricity cable had passed.

Stop buses run between Hoorn and Heerhugowaard. The disruption is expected to last until after midnight. It is not clear whether the defect in the overhead line was caused by the strong wind.