A leafy green area where public transport and the urban environment blend into one. That’s the idea behind the design of the new station – or more accurately public transport hub – Amsterdam Zuid. What will it be like for travellers?
From Saturday, 16 July until Friday 22 July, Line 52 (the North/South line) will not be running to and from Amsterdam Zuid station. During that time, we are doing construction work on two new, temporary metro platforms. This is a precision operation in an area the size of a postage stamp. So why are we doing it and how?
Between 22 July and 3 August, the A4 and the southern carriageway of the A10 towards Utrecht will be closed. There will also be fewer trains running during this period. During the 11-day period, we will be working on the foundations for the roof sections of the new Brittenpassage. Continue reading to find out exactly what we will we be doing.
Starting in mid-July 2022, major works will cause traffic and transport disruption in Zuidas. Metro line 52 will not run to Zuid station for a seven-day period. The A4 and A10 Zuid in the direction of Utrecht will be closed for 11 days. There will be a reduced train service. Below, we provide a summary of three weeks of work during the summer.
Train passengers at Amsterdam Zuid station are getting some extra space on platforms 3 and 4. We will be working on this over the weekends of 4 March and 11 March 2022. That extra space is certainly needed now that more people are starting to use the train again.
In the weekend of 18 and 19 December 2021, we installed the final two switches in the metro tracks. At the same time, 1,000 sq. m. of floor was replaced from the removable railway platform for tracks 1 and 2. The work went smoothly.
On 2 December 2021, the North Sea Canal Area Environmental Service (‘Omgevingsdienst Noordzeekanaalgebied’) granted the environmental permit for the renovation work on Amsterdam Zuid station. The permit will be open for consultation until 14 January 2022.
Next to Beethovenstraat, a new switch was added to the metro tracks during the weekend of 4 and 5 December 2021. This was the third weekend in which we have been installing new switches. We also replaced the temporary platform that serves railway tracks 3 and 4.
In the weekend of 13 and 14 November 2021, we installed two additional switches in the metro tracks. These will enable metro trains to switch from one track to another. We need to do this to make it possible to have a larger work site, on which to build new roof sections for two passageways.
Starting on Thursday, 4 November 2021, train passengers at Amsterdam Zuid station can expect works on the platforms. Over approximately five days, we will be reinforcing the removable platform sections next to the second station passageway we are building.
Until the end of 2021, we are working on the metro tracks from Amsterdam Zuid station to just past RAI. We are adding five switches. This will cause some disruption. The work is required in order to create a larger work site between the metro tracks at Amsterdam Zuid station.
The new Amsterdam Zuid station not only needs to be attractive, it also has to be a safe environment for passengers and passers-by. That means it must meet fire safety standards. ‘The aim is to rule out as many fire risks as possible and always enable an effective evacuation route.’