News of: Monday, January 26 2015,
Last Friday, a dead passenger was found in tram line 5 from Amsterdam to Amstelveen. The tram driver refused to stop immediately.
Several passengers had warned the tram driver that a passenger had died in the tram. However, only after 20 minutes, at the end of the line, the driver allowed ambulance paramedics on board. The driver refused to stop. The passenger could not be saved.
The GVB (the Amsterdam public transport company) calls it a bizarre incident. A spokesperson said it is completely unacceptable for a tram driver to drive around with a deceased person on board. The GVB and the police have launched an investigation.
The tram driver has been taken off his job for the time being.
Tram in front of Amsterdam Central Station