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Weekend work on sheet piles at Amsterdam Zuid station

This is part of a whole series of sheet-piling works for Zuidasdok that will last until the summer. We originally planned to start inserting new sheet piles and removing a few old ones back in January, but had to postpone the work because of a shortage of staff. We are catching up on this work during the weekend of 18 and 19 March.

18 and 19 March

We will be working non-stop throughout the weekend of 18 and 19 March. The most difficult job involves inserting and removing sheet piles. We are using vibratory methods for this because of the length of the sheet piles and the limited time available. All of the work has to be done within one weekend because one of the metro tracks will need to be out of action and fewer passengers use the metro at weekends compared to during the week. In order to keep noise nuisance to a minimum, we will be pouring water into the ground while inserting the sheets or pre-drilling the ground. This softens the substrate, making pile-driving easier. Despite this, the work will still be audible. This will only be done between 07.00 and 21.00 on Saturday and we will be starting slightly later and finishing earlier on Sunday: from 09.00 until no later than 19.00. After 21.00 and during the night, any work done will be low noise.

Metro lines 50 and 51

In the weekend of 18 and 19 March, all line 50 and 51 metros will depart and arrive on the same platform. Please keep a close eye on the information provided at the station or check the timetable on


The new sheet piles will form the contours of the construction pit that we will dig later. In it, we will build the foundations for part of the roof and for staircases/elevators in the Brittenpassage, the additional passenger tunnel being added to Amsterdam Zuid station.

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