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Sep 27 '18 11:40

Two trams crashed into each other on De Clerqstraat in Amsterdam West on Thursday morning. Tram traffic was halted for a time, but is now back on track. No one was injured, Het Parool reports.

One tram rear-ended the other around 7:45 a.m. at the bridge over Kostverlorenvaart. Paramedics examined the driver of the rear tram, but he did not sustain any injuries.

After the accident the front tram drove towards the depot, but derailed a bit further down the street. A car parked on the street was hit by the tram, according to the newspaper.

Noord Station on Amsterdam's Noord-Zuid subway line, 21 July 2018
Jul 23 '18 08:59

The first official traveling day for Amsterdam's new Noord-Zuid subway line happened almost without a hitch on Sunday. By 5:45 p.m. only one train did not run according to schedule, a spokesperson for Amsterdam public transit company GVB said to Het Parool.

As a result, passengers had to wait 12 minutes for their train, instead of six minutes. "Within half an hour, the subway was back on schedule", the spokesperson said. The GVB deployed extra personnel to help guide travelers on the first day of running.

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May 14 '18 10:07

Amsterdam public transit company GVB instructed its ferry skippers to be more careful following an accident last week Sunday in which 13 people were hurt, NH Nieuws reports.

A GVB ferry in Amsterdam
May 7 '18 13:00

The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate will investigate the ferry services in Amsterdam following an . As soon as the police investigation into the accident is done, the Inspectorate will conduct a broader investigation, Het Parool reports.

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May 7 '18 08:29

Thirteen people were injured when a ferry across the IJ river crashed into De Ruijterkade near Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating what happened.

One person was taken to hospital with a broken wrist, Het Parool reports. A pregnant woman was also taken to hospital for examination. Everyone else sustained only minor injuries.

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Apr 6 '18 12:00

Amsterdam's new will definitely start running on July 22nd, though on a modified timetable, the parties involved announced on Thursday, ANP reports.

The involved parties are confident that service can safely start on the line, which connects Amsterdam Noord to Zuidas, on that date. Though transit company GVB warns that travelers should take teething problems, like disruptions, into account "in the first half year".

Amsterdam campaign against smartphone use on bicycles
Jan 19 '18 12:20

Amsterdam, working with transport company GVB and Vervoerregio Amsterdam, launched an information campaign to warn pedestrians and cyclists about the dangers involved in using their phones while in traffic. The campaign, called Superbelangrijk or Super Important in English, is specifically aimed at teens and young people who are most likely to use their phones while cycling or walking, according to the city. 

Traffic builds up towards Schiphol's departures, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 15:04

A difficult Thursday rush hour was expected to cap an annoying work day for many in the Netherlands. Trouble on the railroad, confusion at the airport, and traffic jams were likely to continue well into the evening.

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Jan 18 '18 11:30

Hurricane-force winds in the Netherlands forced the shutdown of nearly all train service, all Schiphol air traffic, and several local tram services on Thursday. The NS made the decision to stop the trains as damage reports on the railways and at train stations kept coming in, the NS said.

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Jan 16 '18 17:50

The Amsterdam police are investigating an incident in which a 14-year-old girl was refused entry on a GVB bus because she looks Moroccan. The girl's mother asked witnesses to come forward in a call posted on Facebook.

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Jan 2 '18 15:04

As of Monday, smoking is prohibited on the seven GVB ferry lines operating in Amsterdam. The decision was handed down by the municipality of Amsterdam, and the public transit firm GVB was set to adjust its regulations and passenger announcements.

Until the end of 2017, smoking was allowed only on the rear portion of the ferry boats which often created confusion. On top of that, due to frequent crowding, non smokers can not always choose to place themselves in the non smoking sections.

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Dec 26 '17 13:00

Two Amsterdam trams derailed after colliding with each other on Bilderdijkstraat, near Kinkerstraat on Tuesday morning. Tram 12 and Tram 14 were involved in the collision, NU.nl reports.

No one was injured, but tram traffic was disrupted for some time. Municipal transit service GVB warns travelers to taken delays into account for the rest of the day.

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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.

Jul 31 '17 11:00

A serious shortage of bus drivers is looming just over the horizon, NOS reports after speaking to the Dutch public transit companies. Some companies even doubt whether they will be able to keep all their bus lines running in the near future.

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Jul 28 '17 15:00

The development of a new train safety system for Amsterdam's subway network has been significantly delayed, the Amsterdam mayor and aldermen said to the city council on Thursday. As a result, municipal transit company GVB will need to use the old system for a longer time, which could result in more disruptions and delay, the Telegraaf reports.

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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.

IJburglaan closed as Amsterdam police clear away explosives set to be used in an ATM bombing, 5 Jul 2017
Jul 5 '17 07:58

A SWAT team of the Amsterdam police fired shots while arresting five people involved in an attempted ATM bombing on IJburglaan on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. IJburglaan is largely closed to traffic. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad is at the scene to clear away explosives set to be used in the ATM bombing. It is not clear how long this will take. 

Journalists in Amsterdam for Noord-Zuid subway test
Jun 30 '17 11:20

Municipal public transit company GVB is calling on Amsterdam to commit to building another new subway line in order to keep up with the city's growth. In addition to the set to start operating next year, an Oost-West line will also be needed, GVB director Alexandra van Huffelen said in an interview with NRC.

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Jun 16 '17 13:35

Nine of Amsterdam's 15 tram lines are getting new routes in the new tram line map, which municipal transit company GVB published on Friday. The new map, which works on the so-called fish bone model, will take affect on July 22nd next year - when the newe starts operating if all goes according to plan, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 10 '17 22:58

This story was updated several times before 11 p.m. on 10 June 2017 as new information developed.

At least eight people were injured when a car sped out of control in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station, crashing through a group of pedestrians before coming to a stop against a concrete entrance to the subway station below. The driver of the dark green or black Peugeot was taken into custody by police at the scene.

Two of those injured were seriously hurt, police said. The incident happened before 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Choppy water in the IJhaven as gusty winds persist, Amsterdam 7 Jun 2017
Jun 7 '17 10:56

Tuesday's stormy weather is continuing in the Netherlands' coastal provinces on Wednesday. And like Tuesday, the weather is causing a number of public transit problems in Amsterdam today. A code yellow weather warning for strong winds is in effect for the coastal provinces and IJsselmeer area. Meteorological institute KNMI warns of gusts up to 90 kilometers per hour.

Ferry boat approaching Amsterdam Central Station, 30 March 2017
May 8 '17 13:05

Two people sustained minor injuries when a ferry collided with a jetty behind Amsterdam Central Station on Monday. One of the victims went overboard, Het Parool reports.

According to the police, both victims were treated at the scene of the accident. Neither had to go to hospital. 

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Jan 31 '17 09:50

Amsterdam municipal transport company GVB is starting the process of going cashless. From Tuesday travelers can no longer pay with cash on night buses, the first step in completely cashless public transit in the Dutch capital. GVB is working with other public transit companies in the region to achieve this goal, Het Parool reports.

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 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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