Muiderport train crash affects commuters

Last night’s train crash between an intercity train from Amersfoort and an empty double-decker train at Amsterdam’s Muiderpoort station continued to affect commuter traffic this morning, Dutch Rail (NS) said.

The driver of one of the trains was slightly hurt in the crash at 18.30 yesterday, but no passengers were injured.
Rikus Spithorst of rail users lobby group Rover said there were growing fears about rail safety in the light of this and the recent collisions in Arnhem and Rotterdam. ‘We don’t know the cause of this crash but the situtation is of particular concern,’ he said.

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