Three roof sections are now in place under the tracks for the new pedestrian passageway at Amsterdam Zuid station. The construction sites look neat and tidy, but appearances can be deceptive. By popular request, here is a preview of the next phases of the work.
Amsterdam Zuid station is set to have new metro platforms, between the existing passageway and the new passageway currently under construction. We will need to make space for them. So, how will this be done and how will it affect passengers and local residents?
The construction consortium Nieuw-Zuid (Mobilis, Boskalis and Van Gelder) has been awarded the contract for modernization and expansion work at Amsterdam Zuid station. The first phase of the contract was signed on 26 August.
Last weekend (21-22 August 2021), we took a major step in the construction of the second pedestrian passageway underneath Amsterdam Zuid station. The work involved installing two enormous concrete roof sections into place for the new passageway. Everything went like clockwork.
The preparatory work has been completed. Two concrete structures, weighing a total of more than two million kilogrammes, have been lifted out of their formwork and moved several centimetres to test whether everything is in order. The result: the real work can now begin in earnest.
Between the evening of Thursday 19 August and the morning of Monday 23 August, there is likely to be disruption at Amsterdam Zuid station due to major construction work. There will also be fewer train and metro services than usual, and local residents can expect a significant amount of freight traffic going to and from the site.
Right next to Amsterdam Zuid station on Saturday, 21 August, we will be placing two roof sections of the new station passageway into their final position. In total, they weigh more than two million kilogrammes. ‘This work requires centimetre, or even millimetre, precision.’
Fifty mixing trucks containing ten cubic metres of concrete each were needed to create the third roof section for the new pedestrian underpass at Amsterdam Zuid station on 9 June 2021. ‘It was quite a logistical challenge’, says Frank van Klaren of construction consortium ZuidPlus.
A new piece of the foundations for the extra station passageway, a wider platform and a bend in railway track 4. That’s what we have to show for 100 hours of work over Easter weekend. On the morning of Tuesday, 6 April 2021, the trains and metros resumed normal services.
The foundations for two roof sections for the additional passenger tunnel at Amsterdam Zuid station are now in the ground. On Saturday, 3 April 2021, the reinforcement cages were put in place and filled with concrete. So far, the work has run according to schedule. Here’s a brief impression of the work.
Starting at 20.00 on 1 April 2021, we will be working on Zuidasdok night and day until 05.00 on 6 April. One of the jobs will involve putting a bend in railway track 4 to enable platform 3-4 to be widened. ‘A real improvement,’ says Tjeerd Dierckxsens.