Both NS and FNV do not expect that many people will be inconvenienced during a coach strike.Photo: TaxiPro (UK)
Striking coach drivers will meet in Ede on Wednesday morning, as reported trade union FNV earlier today. The location next to the Ede-Wageningen train station was chosen because of the blockage on the track between Utrecht and Ede. Drivers needed to arrange the replacement transport come from the coach sector.
On the basis of reports from the sector, railway company NS expects that the impact of the strike for the replacement bus transport will not be very great. “But you don’t know until the day itself what the willingness to strike is. Our advice to travelers is therefore to check the travel planner before departure, because the journey can be different than you are used to,” said a spokeswoman.
FNV director Lutz Kressin also does not expect the replacement bus transport to be severely disrupted. “I think most drivers are just doing their job. For many people, quitting is just one step further. If a hundred people come, I will jump for joy.”
Foreign drivers Replacement buses will run on five train routes on Wednesday. According to NS, the bus companies it works with have arranged more foreign drivers to allow as many journeys as possible. Train replacement bus transport runs on the Dordrecht – Roosendaal and Dordrecht – Breda route. Buses also still run between Lelystad and Dronten as a result of the enormous power failure of 2 September. In addition, express buses also run between Utrecht Central and Rhenen and Utrecht Central and Driebergen-Zeist. On this route, the striking coach drivers meet on Wednesday morning.
This article previously appeared on sister magazine OVPro.
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