Power cut causes Dutch travel chaos

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Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Transport in Amsterdam and surrounding Netherlands towns has been thrown into chaos by a major power cut.

The outage halted trains and trams and affected flights to Schiphol Airport.

Schiphol said in a tweet that it is running on emergency power but flight schedules have been “seriously disrupted”.

Dutch electricity network administrator Tennet said a large part of North Holland province, which is home to some 2.7 million people, was hit by the power cut.

It said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam.

The national railway service said no trains are running in and around Amsterdam.

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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