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Geneva public transport hit by crashes and breakdowns just before Metallica concert

National News // April 12, 2018

Geneva trams were severely disrupted yesterday afternoon – ahead of an expected rush as thousands descended on the city for a Metallica concert.

Trams de Genève Geneva public transport hit by crashes and breakdowns just before Metallica concert

Two separate incidents caused major problems. A brake failure on one tram on the Rue de la Confédération at 3pm meant engineers had to be called out to get the tram moving. It took an hour.

And then an accident with a bus and a car on Rue Louis Casai caused further problems at 4pm. A car occupant had to be cut from the vehicle – but there were no serious injuries.

The problems were fixed just as thousands of heavy metal fans were heading to the Palexpo to see Metallica on stage. 22,000 tickets had been sold and Geneva Public Transport had already arranged for more trams and buses to be running to make sure everyone could get to the concert on time.

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