For an 11-day period in the 2022 summer holiday, the A10 Zuid will be transformed into one massive building site. Next to Amsterdam Zuid station, we will temporarily remove the motorway and a section of railway track in order to create the foundations for the second station passageway. This second station passageway will be to the west of the existing one, in the embankment where the motorway and railway and metro track are located.
To enable the construction work, the A4 and the A10 Zuid in the direction of Utrecht need to be closed from the Badhoevedorp junction to the S109 RAI access road. The closure will begin on 22 July at 22:00 and will last until the morning rush hour on Wednesday, 3 August. Traffic will be diverted via the A9 and A5 (see the map below). Although a relatively quiet period of traffic has been chosen for the road closure, drivers can expect significant increases in journey times, of up to one hour in total. Amsterdam Zuid station remain accessible by train, but with a reduced service. The metro will run a normal service throughout this 11-day period.
North/South metro line
However, metro passengers will still see disruption in the summer of 2022. Work will be done on the metro platforms before the A10 Zuid road closure. As a result, fewer metro tracks will be in use from Saturday, 16 July until Friday, 22 July. Metro 52, the North/South line, will not travel to Amsterdam Zuid station but will begin and end at Europaplein (RAI). Afterwards, it will resume its normal service.
New station passageway
The work is part of the Zuidasdok project involving the widening and tunnelling of the A10 Zuid and the complete renovation of Amsterdam Zuid station. The construction of the second station passageway is a crucial step in the process of increasing the capacity of busy Amsterdam Zuid station. After its renovation, this station will have passenger numbers similar to those at Amsterdam Central Station.