Amsterdam subway

Amsterdam subway
Jan 14 '19 12:30

Around 80 people participated in Amsterdam's "no pants subway ride" on Sunday afternoon. The rode the subway on the Noord-Zuid line without wearing pants, AT5 reports.

This phenomenon blew over from New York. It is a counter to the annual "blue Monday", supposedly the most depressing day of the year. This year blue Monday falls on  January 21st. 

"Normally I never get out of my comfort zone. So I thought, let me do something crazy", one participant said to AT5.

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May 4 '18 16:10

The court in Amsterdam sentenced Philip O. to five years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for stabbing a random man to death on Amsterdam subway 53 last year, NOS reports

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Oct 24 '17 16:40

A man suspected of stabbing a 38-year-old man to death on a busy Amsterdam subway in July, is a patient at AMC's psychiatric department in Amsterdam. At the time of the stabbing, suspect Philip O. was on leave from the clinic, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl following reports by AT5. 

A magistrate ruled on Tuesday that 27-year-old O. must be admitted ot the Pieter Baan Center for a mental health examination. He is being charged with murder. The judiciary also suspects him of assaulting an AMC nurse in June. The investigation against the man is still ongoing. 

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Oct 9 '17 14:30

The arrest of a gang of graffiti taggers at a subway station in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, was aired on television program De Meldkamer on Sunday night. A total of five vandals were arrested. One had to go to hospital, because he received a 750 volt electric shock while fleeing over the subway tracks before the police turned off the power, AT5 reports.

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Sep 4 '17 11:30

Amsterdam is banning all ads about unhealthy foods that are aimed at children from subway stations in the city, the municipality announced in a press release on Monday. For this initiative, Amsterdam is partnering with the Alliance Stop Child Marketing.

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Jul 28 '17 14:20

The police are calling on witnesses to come forward in the fatal stabbing of a 38-year-old man on subway 53 in Amsterdam on Thursday. The stabbing happened during rush hour, so the subway was pretty crowded. The investigation team would like to talk to everyone who saw what happened, also to offer them victim support, Het Parool reports.

The stabbing happened around 6:00 p.m. while subway 53 was traveling between Van de Madeweg and Venserpolder. 

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Jul 28 '17 07:37

A 38-year-old man was stabbed to death on an Amsterdam subway during rush hour on Tuesday evening. Bystanders and emergency services tried to resuscitate the Amsterdam man, and he was rushed to hospital, but he died of his injuries, Het Parool reports.

The stabbing happened on subway 53, near the Venserpolder stop at Dalsteindreef in Zuidoost around 6:00 p.m. A 27-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested almost immediately after the stabbing. He initially fled the scene, but the police quickly tracked him down. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are being investigated.

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Apr 6 '17 10:09

A team of about 40 journalists and technicians rode the new Amsterdam Noord-Zuid subway line on Thursday morning, in the first full-scale test run of the route. The subway reached its top speed of about 80 kilometers per hour, taking the observers from Amsterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Zuid, then back north to the final stop at Amsterdam Noord.

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Mar 14 '17 13:25

The municipality of Amsterdam is hard at work getting artworks for the subway stations along the city's new Noord-Zuid subway line. The Rokin station will feature huge mosaics made of stone by British-French artist duo Danie Dewar and Gregory Gicquel, Het Parool reports.

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Jan 30 '17 09:53

Six underage kids were arrested at Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday evening on suspicion of assaulting a fellow passenger in a stationary subway train. The victim was injured in the face and knee, Het Parool reports.

The assault happened around 8:30 p.m. on subway 54, which travels to Gein. The victim was assaulted by seven attackers. Six of them were arrested, with the aid of GVB personnel. The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 16 years, all from Amsterdam Zuidoost.

The police are still looking for a seventh suspect, a 20-year-old man. 

Massive power outage in Amsterdam, photo shows one block with electricity while the rest of the city is dark, 17 Jan 2017
Jan 17 '17 15:40

A massive power outage that affected 360 thousand homes in and around Amsterdam this morning and left train traffic across the country in chaos, was the result of a "component failure" in a TenneT power station on Hemweg in the Dutch capital, Dutch utility Liander said on its website. If you were without electricity for four or more hours, Liander will contact you regarding compensation.

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Jan 17 '17 11:09

Problems and delays with train traffic across the Netherlands are expected to last the rest of the day, NS warns. The problems were caused by a massive power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds this morning. Power has largely been restored, but it will take time to get the trains running according to schedule, NOS reports.

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Jan 17 '17 07:51

A very busy morning rush hour is expected due to a combination of slick, icy roads and a continuing power outage in Amsterdam and surrounds. Utilities company Liander expects to have power restored completely around 8:00 a.m. 

Due to the power outage, the matrix boards around the Dutch capital are not working. "We can't put any information above the road", a spokesperson for the Dutch public works Rijkswaterstaat said to RTL. Street lights are also not working. Motorists should extra travel time into account

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Jan 5 '17 08:25

Amsterdam travelers who had to pay extra travel expenses due to major disruptions to the city's subway traffic on Monday and Wednesday, will be compensated, municipal transport company GVB announced on Wednesday, ANP reports.

Travelers can claim compensation for extra traveling costs by completing a complaint form on gvb.nl.

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Jan 4 '17 12:00

A fault that brought subway traffic in Amsterdam to a standstill on Wednesday morning, is now mostly resolved. No movement was possible on subway lines 50, 51, 53 and 54 since around 8:45 a.m. Around 10:30 a.m. the subways started moving again, ANP reports.

Subway line 50, 53 and 54 are traveling according to schedule, according to municipal transport company GVB. Line 51 is traveling, but only to Spaklerweg for the time being.

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Jan 4 '17 09:42

Subway traffic in Amsterdam was again brought to a standstill due to a fault on Wednesday morning. There is currently no traveling on subway lines 50, 51, 53 and 54, ANP reports.

The fault occurred on one of the lines, but municipal transport company GVB decided to halt all subways for safety reasons, a spokesperson for the company said to the news wire. What the problem is exactly is unclear. The spokesperson also could not say how long it will take to fix. 

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Jan 3 '17 10:16

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.

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