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Police officer and paramedic
Sep 3 '18 08:42

Nine people were injured in a rear-end collision between two trams on Dwasdijk in Rotterdam on Sunday afternoon.

One victim sustained a head injury, according to ANP. The others had neck complaints, among other things. Four people were taken to hospital for examination. One was referred to a GP. And the other four were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The collision involved tram 23 and the Feyenoord tram. The authorities are investigating how the accident happened. 

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Jul 19 '18 13:00

Four people were hurt in a collision between a tram, a bus and a taxi on De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Thursday morning, Het Parool reports.

The taxi driver, a passenger of the tram, and a bus passenger were taken to hospital. The fourth victim was treated at the scene. Their current condition is unknown.

A police spokesperson told the newspaper, the bus had to brake for the taxi. The tram couldn't brake in time and hit the bus, which then crashed into the taxi.

Ambulance and booms at a tram crossing on IJburglaan in Amsterdam, 23 May 2018
May 25 '18 13:20

A boy sustained minor injuries while playing on a boom at a tram crossing on IJburglaan in Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoon, the police said on Facebook.

Three boys were hanging on the boom while it was on its downward position. When the boom went up, two of the boys let go immediately. But the third was not fast enough. He kept hanging on the boom until it was almost at its highest point, and then fell meters to the ground, according to the police.

Schiphol Airport station in Amsterdam
May 14 '18 08:35

An increasing number of people who use public transit in the Netherlands are faced with violence like threats, assault, intimidation or robbery, according to a survey by CROW among 87 thousand public transit passengers, the Telegraaf reports.

In 2017 the number of such incidents on public transport increased slightly for the first time in five years. Last year 15.5 percent of passengers reported facing violence or aggression, compared to 13.5 percent in 2016. CROW could not give a definite explanation for the increase. 

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Mar 23 '18 12:20

The municipality of Amsterdam is taking extra measures to manage the crowds of tourists expected to visit the city over Easter weekend. Last Easter weekend 20 to 25 percent more tourists visited the Dutch capital than the year before, Het Parool reports.

Extra trams will run during Easter weekend, from March 30th to April 2nd. Lines 1, 2, 5, 5 and 9 will run on an extended timetable. The city will advice visitors with cars to park on a site on the outskirts of the city, and to use public transit from there. 

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
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.

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Nov 1 '17 09:50

Tram traffic in Amsterdam city center is experiencing some problems due to a sinkhole on Marnixstraat, AT5 reports. A large part of Jordaan also does not have water at this stage. 

The sinkhole was discovered around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. It is located around a pole on the tram line, which means that the pole has no solid footing. There was concern that the pole would fall over, but it seems to be stable, according to the broadcaster.

Driver's view of a Rotterdam tram traveling on Line 4 across Marconiplein
Oct 3 '17 15:50

Rotterdam tram driver Rodney Luxemburg is turning into something of a YouTube sensation with soothing videos of his tram running routes through the city. The unedited videos begin at the start of the route, and follows the entire route, with only the tram noises - ringing bell, wheels, opening doors and the stop announcements - in the background. 

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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.

Weesperplein subway station in Amsterdam
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.

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Apr 25 '16 16:20

A 7-year-old girl was discovered traveling alone on a tram in Amsterdam on Sunday night. She got onto tram by herself at IJburg

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Mar 2 '16 17:05

The number of “serious incidents” on Amsterdam’s public transit system rose by nearly 24 percent in 2015 to 333. This was up from 269 a year earlier.

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Jan 13 '16 13:20

A tram operator in the Hague made the surprising discovery of a bag filled with more than 330 Staatsloterij lottery tickets. The driver found the bag thrust into his hands while navigating his Line 17 route near the Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis stop, according to newspaper AD.

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May 15 '15 15:33

Police released a video of the fatal Amsterdam West shooting on De Clercqstraat Tuesday. A 25-year-old man from Zaandam was killed in the shootout, and both of the suspects are still at large, police reported on Friday.

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May 14 '15 12:14

The gunmen involved in the assassination on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam West on Wednesday, did not only hit their target, but also managed to do a considerable amount of damage to the surroundings.

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Jan 26 '15 14:10

The police are investigating the reports of a tram driver continuing his journey with a dead passenger on board in Amsterdam on Friday afternoon. The victim is a 56 year old man from Amstelveen. According to the police, he died of natural causes.

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Jan 26 '15 09:46

A tram driver from Amsterdam knowingly drove around with a deceased man in his vehicle for at least 20 minutes, De Telegraaf reports.

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Jan 2 '15 08:45

A large part of the tram network in Amsterdam has come to a stand still this morning because a tram derailed in the east side of Central Station.

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Dec 9 '14 09:47

A group of kids threw a firework under a baby's pram on a tram in IJsselstein on Friday. The police are looking for witnesses.

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Nov 18 '14 14:18

The public transport companies and Minister Lodewijk Asscher has set aside 20 million euro to recruit enough drivers, conductors, mechanics and engineers in the coming years.

Rokin fire
Sep 18 '14 16:47

A fire that started in the third floor of a home in Amsterdam Centrum led to the evacuation of several neighboring buildings, including the Madame Tussauds wax museum on Dam Square. The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. on Thursday, and was not extinguished for nearly an hour.

Sep 17 '14 17:21

The City Region of Rotterdam is considering limiting advertisements on buses as well as trams.

OV chipkaart
Jun 19 '14 08:31

Forgetful travelers seem to fail to check out with their OV chip cards on trains, trams and buses. So much so that companies such as the NS, Arriva and Connexxion are making €22.9 million on travelers' neglect. This was calculated by independent research bureau Panteia, the Telegraaf reports.

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Mar 27 '14 10:08

A tram and a bus collided in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, injuring six people, AT5 reports.

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