Rail traffic in the Netherlands has collapsed

Missed flights, missed appointments: in the Netherlands, most trains have suddenly come to a standstill. An important part of the traffic control system goes haywire. The breakdown also has consequences for travelers in Germany.

Thousands of people had to wait for hours at the train station in Utrecht.


(dpa) Train traffic in the Netherlands largely collapsed on Sunday due to a system malfunction and will probably only return to normal over the course of Monday. “Although the cause of the disruption has now been resolved, the consequences are very great,” said the state railway company NS in the evening. Previously, it had promised a resumption until around 8 p.m.

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