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New Amsterdam trains start service

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Amsterdam’s new fleet of Alstom Metropolis trains has carried its first passengers.

The sets entered commercial service on June 26, with managing director of the operating company GVB, Bart Schmeink, Leon Linders, Alstom’s general director for the Netherlands and the mayor of the city, Eberhard van der Laan, taking the inaugural journey.

New rolling stock is part of a wider programme of improvements for the metro system.

As well as 28 new trains, the project includes the installation of a new signalling system.

Delivery of the new vehicles was delayed by a month to address minor technical issues discovered during testing.

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