Public transport strike Arriva and Connexion/Breng on Wednesday June 27

Starting on Wednesday June 27th, there is a public transport strike in the Netherlands for Arriva and Connexxion/Breng. This means that in some places, regional buses do not run, and trains of Arriva in Limburg and trains operated by Connexxion and Breng do not run on Wednesday. Trains in other regions and trains operated by other companies (including NS and NS International) will still run.

The strike starts on Wednesday and lasts until Friday, unless the unions and employers reach an agreement.

The reason for the strike is that there is a conflict about the collective bargaining agreement for regional transport. NS employees are covered by their own collective bargaining agreement and therefore do not strike.

Which trains are not running?

Trains operated by Arriva in Limburg and trains operated by Breng and Connexxion will not run on Wednesday. NS trains will still run. Trains on these lines will not run:

  • Heerlen-Maastricht

  • Sittard-Heerlen-Kerkrade (local train)

  • Roermond-Maastricht (local train)

  • Nijmegen-Venlo-Roermond (local train)

  • Local train Amersfoort-Barneveld en Amersfoort-Ede-Wageningen (Valleilijn)

  • Local train Arnhem-Doetinchem (Breng)

  • Local train Nijmegen-Venlo-Roermond

  • Local Arriva trains in Limburg (including Maastricht-Roermond and Heerlen-Sittard)

  • Express train Maastricht-Heerlen

NS intercity's in Limburg will run as scheduled.

Which trains are running?

Except for regional Arriva trains in Limburg, Connexxion trains and Breng trains, all other trains will run on Wednesday. This includes all international trains, trains operated by other companies and Arriva trains in other parts of the Netherlands.

Is there replacement transport?

During the strike on Wednesday, there is no replacement transport. For example, there are no buses when the train is not running. The advice is to arrange alternative transport yourself, for example by going by car, by hitchhiking with someone, by taxi or by bicycle. Not every train driver will strike, but the chance that trains or buses are running is very small.

Can I get compensation?

It is probably possible, as a passenger, to get compensation for the two days when there are no trains. If you already have a ticket, it is best to contact the customer service of your operator.

Do you have to incur extra costs or do you suffer damage as a result of the strike? Then, unfortunately, the chance of compensation for this is very small. You are not entitled to compensation, as this is excluded by law.

How do I stay informed?

On Monday and Tuesday, there will be virtually no trains from regional carriers. To be sure, you can check the current departure times or use the journey planner. On the go, you are always up to date with the NL Train Navigator app.