No train services on Saturday morning as storm clear up begins

Blown down trees in Oudekerk aan de Amstel
Blown down trees in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

There are no trains running in the Netherlands on Saturday morning because of the damage caused by storm Eunice, which swept over the country on Friday, killing four people.

Most of the problems have been caused by blown down trees and damage to overhead cables, railway infrastructure group ProRail said, adding that it will be Saturday afternoon at least before train services start up again.

Some roads are also still closed while the clear-up operation to remove trees and vehicles continues, motoring organisation ANWB said.

The KNMI weather bureau ended its code red weather warning around 2.30 am on Saturday, but said strong gusts of wind are still likely over much of the country in the first part of the day, apart from the far south.

Strong winds are expected to return again on Sunday, the KNMI said.

Insurance company Interpolis said on Friday evening it had already received 2,400 claims for damage caused by the storm, of which more than 90% related to housing.

Death toll rises to four as storm Eunice reaches Groningen
Tree narrowly misses driving car
Storm Eunice betters the Netherlands, killing three

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation