Trains running again after power failure hits line to Utrecht

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Train services round Utrecht are still recovering from a power failure that left passengers stranded for more than four hours on Monday evening.

Trains were unable to run to and from Utrecht Centraal after the power cut caused a signal failure at Abcoude, on the main line to Amsterdam.

The disruption hit services at 5pm, just as the evening rush hour began, and lasted until around 9.30pm.

Rail operator ProRail warned that some trains would still be affected on Tuesday because of related issues, including a points failure between Utrecht and ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Other services may be running late or trains have been shortened because much of the rolling stock was in the wrong place on Tuesday morning.

Travellers are advised to check the NS website or app before setting out. Those who were held up by Monday’s delays can claim a full refund if their train was more than an hour late via the NS website. Anyone delayed by more than half an hour will be refunded half the fare.

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