I had a very interesting journey to the office this morning.
About halfway here it sounded like we had hit something: lot's of clatering, a bit of bouncing in the carraige. About 2 minutes later it happened again and the train stopped.
A couple of minutes later we move, slowly, into a siding and the conductors got out of the train to take a look. Then they came in, then went out again. One of them came in and made an announcement 'Due to a small unknown technical issue we are stopped. We don't know what's happened, but we should be moving again in 15 minutes'.
Then he went out again.
About 10 minutes later they came in again. 'We've solved the small issue, and will be stopping in Amersfoort for a techincal inspection'.
The train then moved, *very* slowly onwards to my stop.
When the people got off at my stop we all looked at the carraiges to see if we could spot something - but there was nothing obvious to the untrained eye.
Mushrooms because we were kept in the dark for a long time, and lied to (fed on ****) when they did :) Small technical issue = something just fell off the train... Problem fixed = Mechanics are going to take a look 20KM's further up the track...