Although you will still be able to catch the last train on Friday evening, it will no longer be possible to travel via RAI and Zuid stations for the whole weekend after that. Further work is being carried out on the foundations for the extra passageway under Amsterdam Zuid station: the Brittenpassage.
There have been setbacks
All of the weekend work so far has been in preparation for inserting the deck covering the new passageway for Amsterdam Zuid station. Although a great deal of work has been completed, there have also been setbacks. This means that not all of the scheduled work has been completed as planned. As a result, it is now clear that the foundations for both the deck covering the future Brittenpassage and the Vivaldi cyclists and pedestrians’ tunnel will not be completed in time to enable positioning during the Whit weekend.
The fourth weekend
This fourth weekend will mainly be used to continue the foundation work. We will be doing more pile-driving. Once in place, the piles will be reinforced and filled with concrete to give them extra strength in order to be able to bear the new roof section. Before we reach that stage, construction consortium ZuidPlus will still need to dig out some of the soil around the piles, shorten the piles and install foundation blocks 10 m long and 8 m wide. The new roof section will then ultimately rest of these so-called abutments. ZuidPlus will also take advantage of this weekend’s closure of the A10 to remove tree stumps from the ground in the verges and embankments left over from previously-felled trees.