North/South line

One of the most challenging international metro projects of the last decade is the North/South metro line in Amsterdam.
bird eye view of Amsterdam station showing construction in the water

Project description

To relieve the existing public transport system (bus, tram, metro and ferry lines) in and around Amsterdam, the existing metro system will be complemented by an additional 5th line, the North/South line. The new line is expected to provide transport for approximately 200,000 people a day. The 1st part of the line extends from the A10 ring road in Amsterdam North to the A10 ring road in Amsterdam South and has a length of 9.5 km.

Scope of work

As the Lead Consultant for the client, the TEC partners were responsible for the integral design. During the initial stages, the reference design was developed, followed by the pre-design, final and detailed designs, drawings and technical specifications, tender documents, consultancy regarding the contracting strategy, contract administration, construction supervision, as well as the preparation of procedures and guidelines for project monitoring, assistance with the public consultation and permit process, risk management, construction safety and environmental issues.

The project is described in more detail in the sub sheets:

1. Immersed tunnel IJ river crossing
2. Metro Station Central Station
3. Immersed tunnel under historic railway station
4. Pneumatic Caissons for running tunnel section and launching shaft bored tunnel
5. Bored Tunnel
6. Rokin Station
7. Vijzelgracht Station
8. Ceintuurbaan Station
9. Europaplein Station
10. Monitoring and mitigating measures
11. M&E Installations

Project facts North/South line

  • Client
    Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Project duration
    1994- 2017
  • Country
    Netherlands
  • Project phase
    All project phases
  • Location¬†
    Amsterdam
Hans de Wit - Managing Director / Senior Consultant

Hansde Wit

Managing Director / Senior Consultant