The Dutch Railways on Sunday called on people not to travel by train as this is not strictly necessary. The company is doing in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
The railway runs since Saturday as a special base schedule, which until further notice. The NS also recommends: keep sufficient distance from each other, at least 1.5 meters, in the train and at the entry and exit.
The basic scheduling implies that from any station in the Netherlands in all directions, two drive trains per hour. From stations where normally every hour a train leaves, it remains so. Trains continue to drive to get people in vital functions to work.
Busyness in trains
The call of the NS probably come following the crowds in trains this weekend. The sunny decided many Dutch because it was a good day for an outing. NS CEO Roger van Boxtel stressed Saturday all that traveling by train is currently just is not intended as a day trip. He warned: “If we want to avoid a total lockdown, we have to take responsibility.”