Tag: North-South line

Amsterdam North-South Metro Line 52 – Noord/Zuidlijn

The Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.

However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.

Metro-committee slams Amsterdam city government

North South Amsterdam metro line The City of Amsterdam should never have approved the construction of the North-South metro line a special city council investigative committee concluded Tuesday.

The committee also urges the council to debate the risks associated with the planned drilling of a metro tunnel underneath the historic city center.

Controversial Amsterdam metro project must continue, committee says

Amsterdam Noord-Zuid metro lijn Amsterdam’s problem-plagued North-South metro project should go ahead as planned, a special committee recommends.

The independent Veerman committee, headed by former agriculture minister Cees Veerman, was set up to advise the city on the future of the new metro line — in light of constant budget overruns, revelations regarding deliberate lowball estimates during the bidding process, and damage to historic buildings.

Collapse of building in Cologne reverberates in Amsterdam

Cologne building collapses The collapse yesterday of a buiding in the city center of Cologne, Germany, reverberated loudly in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

German authorities haven’t yet determined what brought down the structure, which housed Cologne’s historical archive, but the city is building a new subway line under the buildings that collapsed. Amsterdam is also building a subway line underneath its historic center, and buildings along the project have already sustained damage.