Anyone planning to take the metro home after the nightclubs and cafes closed had a problem. Most of the metro network was shut down around midnight and was not restarted.
The cause was again the new metro system. This will be “phased into use”, which basically means that it will be practiced on some days until the system is finally deployed. In this case, it concerns a period of two weeks, the longest period to date. The GVB also emphasizes that this is not about testing, because no unsafe situations could arise.
On previous occasions when the metro network was shut down, it usually took about an hour for all metros to start running again. This time it is not, because the timetable normally ends at 00.30. The next metros will therefore only run again in the morning.
Friday morning on Saturday morning metro traffic was also shut down due to a problem. The final switch to the new metro system is planned for the end of this month. D66 already has requested an urgent debate about the problems.