Amsterdam subway fully operational after Monday's surprise shutdown

Weesperplein subway station in Amsterdam
Weesperplein subway station in Amsterdam. Photo: Jorge Láscar / Wikimedia Commons

Traffic on Amsterdam's subway lines are back on schedule after a fault in the traffic control system brought it to a standstill on Monday afternoon. The problems started around 2:00 p.m. and affected all lines. Subway traffic gruadually restarted around 6:30 p.m., according to municipal transport company GVB, NU.nl reports.

Subway line 51 fell out again on Monday night due to another fault on the traffic control system, but that fault has also beenf fixed. GVB reports no problems on the subway lines at present.

The fault on Monday afternoon had travelers stuck in a train on Boelelaan in Buitenveldert for over an hour, before they were escorted out by the police, according to AT5. 

The cause of this massive disruption is still unclear. GVB launched an investigation. 

The tram line in Amsterdam also dealt with disruptions on Monday afternoon. Lines 13, 14 and 17 were affected by a collision with a pedestrian and line 5 was also offline for some time. 

 

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