Public transport strike in the Netherlands on Monday 18 March

On Monday 18 March there is a strike in the morning in public transport. Between the start of the service timetable and 7.06 a.m. NS employees will lay down their work and there will be far fewer trains. Public transport in many major cities (such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague) will not run in the early morning either. The reason for the action is a national action day about the retirement age.

Train traffic will restart after 7.06 a.m., but train traffic is expected to be seriously disrupted. At this moment it is not yet possible to predict the magnitude of the consequences and which trains will or will not run on Monday, but it is expected that passengers will probably experience inconvenience all day long as a result of this action.


Which trains are not running?

It is expected that there will be far fewer trains, or no trains service at all in the early morning, on the following routes:

  • All NS main routes (intercity's, most parts of the Netherlands)
  • Arriva Limburg

Trains on the followings are running on Monday:

  • Amersfoort-Ede (Connexxion)
  • Zwolle-Kampen (Keolis/Blauwnet)
  • Zwolle-Enschede (Keolis/Blauwnet)
  • Zutphen-Oldenzaal (Keolis/Blauwnet)
  • Arnhem-Doetinchem-Winterswijk, Zutphen-Winterswijk (Arriva en Breng)
  • Zwolle-Emmen (Arriva/Blauwnet)
  • Regional Arriva trains in Groningen and Friesland (Leeuwarden)
  • Dordrecht-Geldermalsen (Qbuzz)

NS International indicates that it expects little impact on international trains. Please note, however, that connecting domestic trains do not operate during the strike. Beware of busier trains and plan for more time for changing trains.

As soon as new information is available, this page will be updated accordingly.


How do I stay informed?

On Monday, there will be significantly fewer trains running. To be sure, you can check the current departure times or use the journey planner. During your journey, you're always up to date with the NL Train Navigator app.

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