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Train services cut in the north, longer jams because of the snow

Thursday 06 December 2012

Thursday morning’s early snow fall caused problems on the roads all over the country during the morning rush hour, resulting in longer traffic jams than usual.

Traffic was particularly heavy around Utrecht and Amsterdam, but there were also long delays in the Eindhoven region, motoring organisations said.

Grit lorries had been out in force overnight in an effort to keep roads clear.

Dutch Rail is operating reduced services in the north of the country because of the snow. The distruption to rail traffic is likely to continue until around midday.

The KNMI weather bureau expects more wintry showers during the day, with heavy snow set to fall on Friday.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Tis that time of the year and folks should plan accordingly. One can't blame the NS or Dutch Rail for the weather problems. Mother Nature like the EU commission does what it wants.

By dee | 6 December 2012 9:24 AM

I have been living here for 5 years now and it is ridiculous to me that a little snow makes trains/trams/buses run slowly if at all. This snow is nothing but another excuse for Dutch people to complain and try to get a another day off.

By elliott | 6 December 2012 11:27 AM

dee there are so many other countries with heavier snowfall every year but they don't have so much problems with the rail system. It's just a rail system!!!

By Chris | 6 December 2012 1:33 PM

I agree with Chris in principle, but you must also consider that NL has the most interconnected rail network of the world, so that a small disruption in one part of the country can have effects everywhere

By the_expat | 6 December 2012 5:41 PM

Bring back the steam train, problem solved!

By The visitor | 6 December 2012 9:35 PM

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