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Impression Amsterdam RAI

Zuidas won’t grind to a halt These are exciting times for the development of rail travel between Schiphol and Duivendrecht. ProRail is laying down new tracks and extending the station at Amsterdam RAI. Estimated finishing time: 2016. Tackling a job like this in the middle of the busiest region of the Netherlands within such a short period of time is quite a feat, says ProRail systems engineer EsmÊe Bertens.

The train link between Schiphol and Lelystad is

out the Public Transport Schiphol-Amsterdam-

becoming increasingly popular and the line is

Almere-Lelystad project.

getting pretty crowded. The opening of the Hanzeline at the end of last year has made


things even more hectic. The development of

Two new tracks between the junctions of

the Amsterdam region, Zuidas, Schiphol, Almere

Riekerpolder and Duivendrecht will help avoid

and Lelystad is generating ever more activity.

congestion and delays, improve accessibility and

The economic importance of the Amsterdam

ensure more reliable schedules. At the same time,

metropolitan area makes an extension of rail

ProRail is minimizing the environmental impact of

capacity an absolute priority. This is why the

the development by placing higher noise reduction

government has commissioned ProRail to carry

screens and using rail web dampers. Amsterdam


Hello Zuidas #9  

Hello Zuidas September/Oktober 2013

Hello Zuidas #9  

Hello Zuidas September/Oktober 2013