What will we be doing?
Over the course of 11 days, we will be inserting 135 foundation piles and around 340 tons of sheet piling into the ground for the construction of the second underground pedestrian passage in Amsterdam Zuid station, the Brittenpassage. To create the foundations, we have to dig up a 100-metre stretch of the A10 Zuid, which of course will cause disruption to road users.
Closure of the motorway
For the building work to proceed, the A4 and the A10 Zuid towards Utrecht will be closed from the Badhoevedorp interchange to the S109 RAI exit. The closure will run from Friday 22 July at 22:00 until Wednesday 3 August, before the morning rush hour. Traffic will be diverted via the A9 and A5.
Access to the station
Trains will continue to call at Amsterdam Zuid station, but a temporary timetable will be in place. Metro and bus services will run as normal.
Although the closure is taking place during the ‘low season’, when a relatively large number of people are away on holiday, road users should expect their journey times to be up to an hour longer than usual. The diversion route via the A5 and A9 does not have sufficient capacity to deal with the extra traffic. Road users are therefore advised to work from home or elsewhere during this time, but if you do have to use the roads, use the Ask&Go service. You can ask Ask&Go Zuidasdok any question about travelling during the building work, via WhatsApp, in different ways:
- Whatsapp, on 085-0659091
- Scan the QR code
- Start a Whatsapp chat
Zuidasdok is modernising
The work forms part of Zuidasdok, which involves the widening of the A10 Zuid and redirecting it into a tunnel, and the complete renovation of Amsterdam Zuid station. The construction of the second passage under the station, the Brittenpassage, is an important step in increasing the capacity of what is already a busy station. After the renovations have been completed, the station will be comparable to Amsterdam Central Station in terms of traveller numbers. The construction of the new passage is a huge undertaking.