The building site for Brittenpassage above the A10 orbital motorway. Mahlerplein is on the left, Aaron Coplandstraat is in the centre and Benjamin Brittenstraat – to which Brittenpassage will lead – is on the right. To the far right is the Metro 51 track and Parnassusweg.
A tall platform (70m long, 15m wide and 2m deep) – complete with side walls – will be constructed on the Arnold Schönberglaan site between Beethovenstraat and Gustav Mahlerplein (to the south of the A10). Upon completion, this will serve as a platform over which trains will pass as well as providing the roof for the new underpass (named Brittenpassage after Benjamin Brittenstraat, the street onto which the underpass will emerge). Once this platform has been constructed, it will be hoisted into place across the A10 and underneath the train tracks.
Supply by night
In order to build the structure, a substantial quantity of materials will have to be transported to the building site, for which a road entrance will have to be created along Parnassusweg. This is difficult right now, as the desired location is in the area where the Metro 51 track (the Amstelveen line) currently crosses Parnassusweg and curves underneath the A10 to reach Amsterdam Zuid Station. For this reason, the materials will be delivered at night after the metro has stopped running. This curved section of track will be decommissioned on the night of 2-3 March 2019 and subsequently demolished, after which the building consortium ZuidPlus will also be able to supply materials during the day.