Dutch train delay

On April 17, 2008 I was on a train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal. The train came to a complete stop a few minutes before we were about to enter Rijswijk. Later we heard a message on the intercom about not being able to go through the Rijswijk tunnel. Apparently a train ahead of us was caught on fire. Our train headed back to Den Haag HS. Everything came to a complete stop. There was no train heading back to Leiden Centraal. People were pouring into the trams and going all directions since it was almost 17:00 hour.

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS


Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

Den Haag HS

As for me I didn’t panic. I just walked around the streets near the train station and took some pictures. Later there was a train going in the direction of Leiden so I got on it and spent a sometime at the computer lab surfing the net. By 20:30 hour I ventured back to Leiden Centraal and things were getting back to normal with train going to Rotterdam about every 30 minutes. I bought some bread and juice and ate my dinner in the train on the way home.

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