The grand re-opening of the Assen train station moved ahead as planned, despite a section of a newly installed train platform being damaged due to heavy rains on Sunday.
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that representatives from NS and ProRail greeted travellers at the Drenthe station on Monday morning with music and fresh fruit in celebration of the grand re-opening of the station. The main attraction of the station is the new roofing in the station hall.
The reopening went ahead despite some damage to the station on Sunday night due to thunderstorms. A portion of the newly completed platform three buckled after heavy rains washed away the sand beneath the tiles. The damage is not preventing trains from travelling along the platform, however: the platform is a dead end.
Photo source: ProRail