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More space for travellers on Amsterdam Zuid train platforms

The platforms at Amsterdam Zuid station are gradually filling up again, and will soon be just as crowded as they used to be. Before the pandemic, overcrowding would sometimes create dangerous situations, especially during the evening rush hour. This is one of the reasons that we are expanding and renewing the station so that by 2030, it will be able to handle 250,000 to 300,000 travellers per day. But it will be a while until we have achieved that. In the meantime, we are taking measures to ensure that travellers can board, disembark and changes trains safely and comfortably at Amsterdam Zuid. For example, in 2018 ProRail took steps to ensure that travellers are distributed better between the existing platforms. Knipscheer Rail-Infra B.V. will start work on 4 March 2022.

Better utilization of the spaces above stairs and escalators

In the autumn of 2017, we already created more space on train platforms 1 and 2. That was done partly by utilizing the open space above the stairs and escalators. Now we are going to do the same on the other train platform, above both entrances. We will tackle one entrance to the platform in the weekend of 4 March 2022, and the other will be closed in the weekend of 11 March. This will ensure that the platform continues to be accessible via one of the two entrances at all times. In the intervening week, and after the work finishes on Monday 14 March, the entrances and platform will be fully open again. The work will add about 70 square metres of extra space on the platform. But of course, the real solution to overcrowding is yet to come: the upgrading of the entire station.

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