Tuesday 16 August 2022

Power failure disrupts Amsterdam-Zuid, trains cancelled

Large parts of Amsterdam-Zuid, Zuidoost and Diemen were disrupted by a power failure on Wednesday afternoon, leading to train cancellations and widespread disruption.

Parts of the Zuidas business district and Rivierenbuurt residential district were also hit.

According to Nos television, the fire brigade have received reports of at least 30 people stuck in lifts. Trams and metros stopped running and shop doors remained closed.

The problem was solved at around 16.00 hours, grid company Tennet told local broadcaster AT5. However, it is expected to take several hours before public transport returns to normal.

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