Fire closes major Dutch railway station

The Dutch railway network says a fire in a train traffic nerve center that plunged the rail system into chaos will keep one of the country's busiest stations closed Saturday.

The fire forced the closure Friday night of Central Station in Utrecht, a major rail hub in one of the country's biggest cities, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

Netherlands Railways said on its website the station would not reopen Saturday while workers clean and repair the control center and reset computer systems.

Trains were being redirected around Utrecht and buses were carrying passengers between Utrecht and surrounding cities.