Fewer trams in Amsterdam due to power failure

Tram at Amsterdam Central Station, 23 Jan 2019
Tram at Amsterdam Central Station, 23 Jan 2019. (Photo: NL Times)

Amsterdam transport company GVB is struggling under the consequences of a power failure. As a result, fewer trams are running through the Dutch capital on Wednesday. "It's a case of force majeure", a spokesperson for GVB said to Het Parool.

The malfunction is related to a defect in a transformer at the Havenstraat depot, which also affected tram traffic in the city on Tuesday. To prevent overload, GVB is running fewer trams on lines 1, 2, 5, 7, 13, 17 and 25.

According to GVB, travelers must take delays of up to 30 minutes into account. 

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