Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Unprecedented Number of Complaints About Crowded Trains

In November the train travelers organization Rover has received an unprecedented 3600 complaints about crowding on trains.  The state train company NS admits that there is a problem but has no solution to offer.  The new deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Sharon Dijksma (Labor) has told parliament that the situation will only get worse.  This is due to the fact that the NS has not ordered new trains in time to replace unsafe trains which have to be taken out of circulation.  That will lead to the loss of 5,000 seats.  The new trains will only be delivered at the end of 2016. 

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