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03 Sep 2022
Short circuit has caused major damage to the railway infrastructure in Flevoland. A high-voltage cable from grid operator TenneT ended up on the overhead wire around 3 p.m. on Friday 2 September. ProRail is currently investigating the exact extent of the damage. There will certainly be no trains until September 15, but it can also take much longer.
Cables and switches burned out
The damage was caused by an incident at grid operator TenneT. In the afternoon there was a short circuit, which also brought train traffic to a standstill.
The incident caused an enormous amount of power to flow through the ProRail systems in a short period of time. “As a result, cables and switches burned out. There is a lot of damage to equipment in both a substation and switching station,” says ProRail.
Train traffic is expected to remain at a standstill until at least 15 September. However, there is a good chance that the damage will not be repaired after that. This weekend there will be a modified timetable and the intercity trains will be diverted via Amersfoort. NS uses buses between Lelystad and Dronten.