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Old December 17th, 2017, 02:35 AM   #3941
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Unfortunately, there are still a lot of train drivers who doesn't stop at the right place.
it's sort of like few people in this forum that need to stop quoting shit load of pictures from original post. Same concept, live and learn
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Old December 17th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #3942
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it's sort of like few people in this forum that need to stop quoting shit load of pictures from original post. Same concept, live and learn
Nope. It's more like: I don't care. Same as the drivers
Oh, and for your information, I'm a train driver myself, and yes, I try to stop the train at the right position at Schiphol, and guess what, I manage to get it right 99 out of 100 times


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They're still getting used to it.

From what I've seen it doesn't really work yet. The classes aren't displayed on there yet. There's no mention of lining up next to the doors. No corresponding anouncements. The whole platform is still clogged with tourists and their luggage on the northern side, blocking people from exiting quickly, slowing the boarding process as well.
From my own observations, it seems to depend on the train type, which information is displayed. DDZ for example, doesn't even seem to have information on the doors position, probably because of the shorter motor coach, which changes the positions of the doors on the other carriages, depending on the running place of the motor coach (front or back).
VIRMm seems to include things like the bicycle space, and classes. With IC Direct, only the the doors positions are displayed, which is kind of strange, as it is (besides the VIRMm-4) the only completely symmetrical train type, which means that the second coach from the front is always first class, et cetera.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 05:44 PM   #3943
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Is this the same thing they tested in Den Bosch? that worked really well! Especially as the train stops quiet far down the A-section, while people wait at the stairs (in the a-section).. It moved people way further allong the platform as they could see that the train didn't stop at the stairs, but way further.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 06:33 PM   #3944
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Is this the same thing they tested in Den Bosch? that worked really well! Especially as the train stops quiet far down the A-section, while people wait at the stairs (in the a-section).. It moved people way further allong the platform as they could see that the train didn't stop at the stairs, but way further.
Yes, it's the same thing as in Den Bosch, but the real-time passenger counting system has been removed.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:18 PM   #3945
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Old January 13th, 2018, 06:25 PM   #3946
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Qbuzz selected for Dutch rail and bus operating contract

NETHERLANDS: The province of Zuid-Holland announced on January 10 that it had selected the Qbuzz subsidiary of FS Group’s Busitalia business as preferred bidder for a contract which combines the operation of MerwedeLingelijn services on the Geldermalsen – Dordrecht route with the provision of local bus services.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 01:55 PM   #3947
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The end of an era...

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Old January 17th, 2018, 01:21 PM   #3948
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Temporary halt of new Hengelo-Bielefeld train

Since last Sunday new trains drive on the cross-border train between Hengelo, Bad Bentheim and Bielefeld, creating the first local cross-border train since 2013. Or at least, they should. On Sunday, only 3 out of 14 trains departed from Hengelo, Monday there was just one. This number was such a disappointment that Keolis decided to temporarily stay with their trains on the German side. The problems likely originate from either the track signalling or the voltage as these are different on the Bad Bentheim-Hengelo part.

http://www.rtvoost.nl/nieuws/283945/...-bentheim?amp=

And so you see, Bielefeld now also doesn't exist for us
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Old January 18th, 2018, 02:31 PM   #3949
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Wow, NS just suspended the whole service due to the storm.

NS claims heavy damages to overhead lines and stations, and several objects on the tracks.

Almere station:



They also report damages to the glass roof of Den Haag Centraal, which is quite new.

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive...e-netherlands/
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The smoke hatches at The Hague Central Station (used to ventilate in case of fire) were being caught by the wind and thrown around. Each of these is about a square meter in size I think.



This sort of thing is the biggest problem:

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What's unusual about this storm is that its trajectory put its eye square over the middle of the country: from The Hague to Enschede. Even inland areas with much more dense forest cover were being hit with 120 km/h winds. That only happens once every 20 years.
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Vlissingen:



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Venlo:



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The smoke hatches at The Hague Central Station (used to ventilate in case of fire) were being caught by the wind and thrown around. Each of these is about a square meter in size I think.



This sort of thing is the biggest problem:

Wow! They were seemingly very quick with most of these damages though, including this one which was repaired this morning. Only Eindhoven-Weert (which has different rolling stock) and the unforested Leiden-Schiphol remain problems during the afternoon.
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Disruptions in the Dutch railway network in 2017

The many disruptions in the Dutch railway network are a nuisance to the many travellers on the system, but of course, not every station has similar figures, of how many disruptions there were and even when taking into account the train frequency, there is a huge difference between the reliability of trains that arrive at the different stations.

The media has been full of biased phrases like: Rotterdam the most unreliable station in the Netherlands, Breda second and also Utrecht scores bad.

But is that so?

I made a list of the 393 stations (excluding now closed and rebuilt Hoek van Holland-(metro)line and event halts), how many hours of disruptions there were per station and the frequency of trains, which in the Netherlands is mostly pretty much at the max of the capacity of a certain line. A station with more trains is likely to have more failures because of train, signal and switch failures, so by dividing with the frequency the effect is reduced. Other methods to give reliability numbers are possible but these are either complex to calculate or even more inaccurate.

By dividing the cumulative number of disruption hours with the frequency of trains per hour (an average of the normal and peak hours per station), the following stations have scored pretty much different from the average:

Most reliable:
Station_______disr/h_freq__Outcome_Companies:
Santpoort_Zuid__1_____4_____0,25___NS
Bloemendaal_____1_____4_____0,25___NS
EnschedeEschmrk_3_____4_____0,75___DB Regio
Glanerbrug______3_____4_____0,75___DB Regio
Wolvega_________3_____4_____0,75___NS
Heemskerk_______4_____4_____1______NS
Steenwijk_______9_____6_____1,5____NS
Driehuis________7_____4_____1,75___NS
Voorst-Empe_____7_____4_____1,75___Arriva
Deinum__________7_____4_____1,75___Arriva



6 of these stations were on double-track lines and operated by the NS and with pretty much a limited number of trains, even though Steenwijk sees intercity trains that go up to 200km from one city to another in 3 hours. Enschede de Eschmarke (fun fact: least used station) and Glanerbrug only see German trains.

Least reliable:

Station Disr. Hours Freq Outcome
Barneveld Zuid_______243________6_____40,50
Reuver_______________169________4_____42,25
Boskoop______________170________4_____42,50
Swalmen______________172________4_____43,00
Delft Zuid___________360________8_____45,00
DenHaag Moerwijk_____361________8_____45,13
Tegelen______________183________4_____45,75
Rijswijk_____________369________8_____46,13
Gilze-Rijen__________194________4_____48,50
Breda ________________744________15____49,60



Surprise, surprise: not the largest stations see the most disruptions in order of their size, but mostly average ones! Well, the exception being Breda. No one can help Breda even though it handles many other trains as well, but Breda is, more than any other station, dependent on trains via the HST and the surrounding lines. Then add up with a line which is notorious for its suicides (see: Gilze-Rijen, there is a mental health institute) and the receipt is complete. What exactly happened to trains between Rotterdam and The Hague (except for the IC via the HST), is mysterious, as well as on the line between Venlo and Roermond. Barneveld Zuid, to conclude, was plagued by a continous lack of rolling stock at Connexxion.

And Utrecht Centraal? Spot 232/393, 669 hours, 54 trains/hour, 12.39, not remotely as interesting as it seems in first instance.
And maybe a bigger winner than these tiny stations? Amsterdam Zuid, in the south of the capital near our beloved businessmen : 28 trains/hour, 133 hours, 4.75, 38/393. Infrastructure has been upgraded quite recently out there but it's quite incredible for just four tracks.

Used sources for data:
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/meeste-...rein~a24bdf4e/

http://spoorkaart2017.nl/downloads/s..._2017_opA4.pdf
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