In connection with the corona crisis, NS is putting a line through a large part of the train traffic. The railway company will launch a 'special basic timetable' from Saturday. This means that at many stations a train will run twice an hour in both directions.
"This way, doctors and nurses and all other Dutch people in crucial professions can continue to go to work," says NS. In the coming days, not all trains will run according to the normal timetable, the carrier also warns.
The basic timetable takes into account an increasing number of sick reports to NS and rail manager ProRail. "At the same time, we are careful with our people by only deploying them where they are needed now."