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The autumn may be the most visually appealing time of the year, but it can still cause trouble for the railways. Stormy weather can break off branches, or cause trees to fall. Fallen leaves, combined with moisture and oil, make the tracks slippery. This can cause delays for passengers. How does this happen, and more importantly: what can we do to prevent this?

What are the consequences?

Leaves and trees on the track and the overhead lines. What are the consequences for train traffic?

What measures do we take?

NS and ProRail take various measures in order to minimise inconvenience for passengers. You can read more about these measures on the following page.