‘New train drivers go through red’

Transport ministry inspectors say they are concerned about the ‘training and skill of train drivers working for new rail operators,’ the Volkskrant reports on Friday.

The paper says that many drivers for Connexxion and Veolia continue to drive through red signals, despite being warned to stick to the rules. This is leading to potentially extremely dangerous situations, the papers say.
In one incident, a Connexxion train which went through red nearly collided with an NS intercity service, the paper says. Eighteen incidents are currently under investigation.
Connexxion sacked one driver who drove through red and Veolia has removed nine drivers from its trains.

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