In Zuidas, we are building quite a lot of construction pits, often surrounded by steel sheet pile walls. But not all these walls are the same. The method used to drive a sheet pile into the ground can also vary according to the location. We take a look at how it all works.
Refurbishing a station while it is still in use is a very complex process. Fortunately, we are not doing the job on our own. An interview with building inspector Pascal and structural engineer Alem from the North Sea Canal Area Environmental Service.
The Nieuw-Zuid construction consortium (Mobilis, Boskalis, Van Gelder) has officially been given the go-ahead for the next phase of the regeneration of Amsterdam Zuid station. This will involve widening and raising the height of the existing station passageway (the Minervapassage) and making modifications to the railway platforms.
In the weekends of 9-10 and 23-24 September 2023, there will be disruption for travellers wishing to access the metro or railway from Zuidplein. The station entrance will be closed for up to 10 minutes on a regular basis (every two hours). There will also be noise disruption.
During the preparations for the reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange, we have been able to conduct soil surveys without any hindrance. But from the end of August 2023, there will be no way of avoiding it: in order to conduct further surveys and investigations, we need to remove the plants.
For two weekends in September 2023, there will be major traffic disruption on the south side of Amsterdam. Between 8 and 11 September and between 22 and 25 September, the A10 Zuid in the direction of Schiphol and The Hague will be closed from the Amstel interchange to the S108 VUmc access road.
In August and September 2023, we are carrying out works in Matthijs Vermeulenpad in preparation for the future A10 tunnel. So far, the work has not caused noise disruption. However, on Friday, 25 August we will be inserting four sheet piles into the ground. This is expected to cause noise during the afternoon.
The station entrance in Parnassusweg was open again on Monday 21 August – two weeks earlier than scheduled. We removed some underground cables and pipelines in order to create space for the future motorway tunnels for the A10 Zuid.
The summer of 2023 is about more than just the regeneration of Amsterdam Zuid station. At the De Nieuwe Meer interchange, TriAX is hard at work conducting all kinds of investigations in preparation for the reconstruction of the interchange.
From Saturday, 19 until Sunday, 27 August, we are working on one of the metro platforms at Amsterdam Zuid station. This is creating space for the renovation of the existing station passageway. For a nine-day period, the metro will run a modified service.
On the evening of Wednesday, 9 August, it was finally time for the big event: shifting two sections of the roof for the Brittenpassage, the second passenger tunnel at Amsterdam Zuid station, into position millimetre by millimetre. It also attracted a great deal of interest from the press and public.
Until September 2023, we are carrying out major works in Parnassusweg on both the existing and a new metro viaduct. This will involve a lot of sheet pile work. During that time, we will also be temporarily closing the A10 in the direction of Schiphol/The Hague on four separate occasions.