Strike transport in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

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Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is warning travellers they face limited train services, no buses and major traffic jams on Tuesday, as public transport workers go on strike in support of an earlier state pension age.

‘We expect a lot of traffic and congested roads around Schiphol so we would ask you to prepare yourself well and take extra travel time into account,’ the airport said. Around half the people using the airport use public transport on a regular day, the airport says. On Sunday, judges at an emergency court hearing ruled there must be at least one train every 15 minutes between the airport and Amsterdam. Although the right to strike is key, it is less important than the chaos that will ensue if thousands of travellers are stranded at the airport because of the strike, the court said.


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