Anyone who regularly catches the train or metro from Amsterdam Zuid station knows how busy it gets at rush hour. The main entrance – called the Minervapassage – is narrow on the Mahlerplein side: around half the width of the entrance on the Zuidplein side.
A10 dug up
In the weekend of 25 and 26 May, when the A10 had already been closed for work on the new station underpass, construction consortium ZuidPlus hoisted tunnel sections into place for an extra exit: alongside the existing exit on Mahlerplein. This was no easy job since it involved completely digging up the A10. In recent weeks, the various sections have been connected to each other and the tunnel paved, painted, installations put in place and a roller barrier and signposting added. The small tunnel leading to Mahlerplein is 5 m wide. A 6 m wide entrance/exit has now been added to that.