Traffic chaos for Utrechters

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There will be disruption for rail travellers with no direct trains between Utrecht Central and Rotterdam, The Hague and Leiden for over a week..

From October 20 until October 29, there will be no Trains to Utrecht, here are the alternative routes:

There will be no direct trains going to Utrecht from Saturday October 20 until Monday morning October 29. Travelers on the routes between Rotterdam Central-Utrecht Central, The Hague Central-Utrecht Central and Leiden Central-Utrecht Central will have to travel via Schiphol Airport. Travellers who need to go to Woerden will have to take a bus.

Utrecht Central photo by Smiley.toerist – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Depending on which route you are taking, the estimated extra travel time varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

In order to ensure that you get to your destination on time, you will need to plan your commute ahead of time. You can do so by checking the train schedule on the NS website.

There will be no trains to Utrecht due to work on the track. During this period ProRail will work day and night on the track doubling between Utrecht Central and Utrecht Leidsche Rijn. The doubling of the track is a big project and should ensure fewer delays and shorter travel times eventually.


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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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