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Nieuw-Zuid consortium to build public transport hub at Amsterdam Zuid

The Nieuw-Zuid consortium consists of Mobilis (part of TBI), Boskalis and Aannemingsmaatschappij Van Gelder B.V. The tender for the contract was opened in October 2020.

Various work

The contract relates to a series of projects, starting with the completion of the Brittenpassage, the new pedestrian passageway underneath the railway station. This work is already in full swing and is already being carried out by the ZuidPlus construction consortium. Secondly, there is the relocation of the metro platforms. Currently, these are located to the east of the station entrance (the Minervapassage), but in the future they will be located between the new Brittenpassage and the Minervapassage. The third project is the widening of the Minervapassage and the fourth is the widening of the train platforms. All this work is necessary due to the growing number of passengers at the station.

Two-stage approach

The contract for the Amsterdam Zuid public transport hub is divided into two phases. In the first phase, based on the design, the client Zuidasdok and the construction consortium Nieuw-Zuid will draw up an implementation plan, identify the risks and agree on the final price. This phase is expected to be completed in the spring. This will be followed by the second phase: implementation. This is expected to start in July 2022. The completion of the Brittenpassage is planned for 2027 at the latest.

Zuidasdok

The new Amsterdam Zuid public transport hub is part of the Zuidasdok project, which Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail and the City of Amsterdam are working on together. Zuidasdok’s clients are the national government, the province of North Holland, the Amsterdam Transport Region and the City of Amsterdam. Zuidasdok will improve links between Zuidas and the northern part of the Randstad. Specifically, it involves the widening of the southern carriageway of the A10 (from eight to twelve lanes), placing the southern carriageway of the A10 into a tunnel, and the thorough modernization of Amsterdam Zuid station to create a public transport hub for rail, metro and tram and bus services.

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