In construction projects, cables and pipelines rarely feature in reporting. They are hardly visible – or, more accurately, invisible. But, hidden underground, there are numerous cables and pipelines. If the land above them is needed for construction, they can present an obstacle.
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?
Zuidasdok has updated Amsterdam City Council and the Dutch House of Representatives on progress made in the second half of 2021. The renovation of Amsterdam Zuid was given the go-ahead and the tender procedure for tackling the De Nieuwe Meer interchange was initiated.
Between 8 and 13 May 2022, we are working overnight on the viaduct underneath Beethovenstraat. We are installing a steel structure that will form the base for a metro platform. Between 22:00 and 06:00, we are closing the road to traffic in one direction as well as the pedestrian and cycle path.
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.
Work will be taking place on Overschiestraat/Luchtvaartstraat underpass (A10 West) until July 2022. This is the first of four locations where cables and pipelines are being relocated in preparation for the planned renovation of the motorway interchange at De Nieuwe Meer.
On 15 April 2022, the Dutch House of Representatives and Amsterdam city council were notified of an important step in the renovation of Amsterdam Zuid railway station: the awarding of the contract for phase 1 of the station renovation.
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.
For the time being, Tram 25 will continue to have its start and end stops in Strawinskylaan. Despite the original plan, the temporary tram terminus in Eduard van Beinumstraat will not be happening. Later this year, the platform will be widened and the crossing on Strawinskylaan improved.
The number of bridges over the Schinkel will increase over the next few years, due to the widening of the southern carriageway of the A10 motorway. To make space for this, the two control towers will need to be removed and the controls moved elsewhere. EQUANS has been contracted to do this work.
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.