The southern section of the A10 ring motorway will be widened from four to six lanes between the De Nieuwe Meer and Amstel junctions. There will be separate lanes for through traffic and local traffic. The De Nieuwe Meer and Amstel junctions will also be modified. The station will evolve into a compact, high-quality public transport terminal. It will be a hub for trains, trams, buses, taxis and bicycles, framed in a green environment.
Zuidasdok is essential
The continuing growth in car traffic means that, in a few years’ time, there will be a serious risk of regular traffic jams along the southern section of the A10 ring motorway. Amsterdam Zuid Station is also growing at a rapid pace. It is actually the fastest growing station in the Netherlands. Around 80,000 passengers now use this station every day. It is expected that, by 2030, this number will have risen to around 250,000 to 300,000. To avoid a situation in which access to Zuidas and the northern Randstad becomes increasingly restricted, we are expanding the capacity of the southern section of the A10 ring motorway and that of Amsterdam Zuid Station.
Brief impression of the Zuidasdok project
Channelling traffic through a one-kilometre-long underground section of motorway will improve air quality in the area and reduce noise nuisance. The public areas around the station will feature squares, as well as dedicated routes for pedestrians and cyclists. There is major focus on green areas. For instance, the area immediately above the motorway tunnels will be planted with vegetation. The new station buildings, too, will have green roofs.