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Old September 26th, 2015, 02:02 AM   #321
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Trams don't stop that close in Amsterdam, and they recently eliminated a handful of stops to speed some lines.

Problem is lack of segregation, which often makes trams bunch up and run "out of sync" with their schedule in central areas.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #323
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Trams don't stop that close in Amsterdam, and they recently eliminated a handful of stops to speed some lines.

Problem is lack of segregation, which often makes trams bunch up and run "out of sync" with their schedule in central areas.
I think that's the main problem.
In City center I don't think trams are nuisance, but their speed is similar to go walking, mainly because of the lack of segregation.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 05:13 PM   #324
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Where are GVB tram depots located? I know of one at Sloterdijk, is there any other?
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Old September 26th, 2015, 05:20 PM   #325
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A tram depot at Sloterdijk? Don't think so.

Havenstraat (Oud-Zuid)
Lekstraat (Rivierenbuurt)
Diemen (Maintenance)
Zeeburgereiland (Line 26 only)

It's on Wikipedia you know.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 08:07 PM   #326
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The track maps at gleisplanweb usually gives a good hint at where the depots are located:

gleisplanweb.eu/Map.php?Map=Amsterdam
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Old September 26th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #327
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In City center I don't think trams are nuisance, but their speed is similar to go walking, mainly because of the lack of segregation.
Time yourself walking from leidseplein to the station and then get the tram back and post your times here.


Plus, Leidseplein is also a bad example for the trams in the centre as there is only a single track to Spui with passing loops at the halts but many routes use this stretch.
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Old September 27th, 2015, 12:04 AM   #328
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Where are GVB tram depots located? I know of one at Sloterdijk, is there any other?
The only tram parked at sloterdijk is a bar
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When I have a monthly subscription (or similar) for the public transit I usually take the tram instead of walk even if it's just to the next stop.
This is a healthy life choice.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 08:06 AM   #330
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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #331
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Amsterdam, North South Metro Line, Vijzelgracht Station, Friday December 11th, 2015

Last Friday, December 11th, our Dutch forum member Wuppeltje gave a small group of Dutch forum members the opportunity to visit two of the many construction sites of the Noord/Zuidlijn, the new North/South Metroline in Amsterdam. It was a special meeting, being the tenth SSC-North-South-Line-Meeting in five years. The first site we visited was Vijzelgracht station.

1. Southern entrance hall.

20151211_VZG01 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

2. Eastern tube, looking to the south (De Pijp station).

20151211_VZG02 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

3. Southern entrance with the longest escalators in the Benelux countries: the three escalators are 47 metres long, the difference in height is 19,57 metres.

20151211_VZG03 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

4.

20151211_VZG03a by PCFR 76, on Flickr

5. The island platform. The height above the platform is striking. Especially when compared with the underground stations on the existing Oostlijn (East Line).

20151211_VZG04 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

6.

20151211_VZG05 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

7. The name of the station, printed on the ceramic panels.

20151211_VZG06 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

8. Southern entrance.

20151211_VZG07 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

9. The railroad switch north of Vijzelgracht station.

20151211_VZG08 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

10. Northern entrance hall.

20151211_VZG09 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

11. The noisy exhaust installation in the northern entrance hall. The wooden hall is also built to prevent the inevitable pigeons to enter (and pollute) the station.

20151211_VZG10 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

12. Braces for the wall cladding.

20151211_VZG11 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

13. Northern entrance, seen from the Vijzelgracht.

20151211_VZG13 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

14. The restauration of the monumental Wevershuisjes (Weaver Houses), built in 1671 and severely damaged by abrupt subsidence in 2008 is finished; they are standing askew in the same way as they did before the damaging.

20151211_VZG14 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

And then we continued to Central Station.

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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #332
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Amsterdam Central Station, North South Metro line, Friday December 11th, 2015

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And then we continued to the new metrostation under Amsterdam Central Station.

1. The new entrance hall under Stationsplein is our starting point.

20151211_CS01 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

2. This hall shows the shape of things to come. Materials, lighting, details, this is what we will see in the North/South Line.

20151211_CS02 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

3. The transfer platform between the existing Oostlijn and the Noord/Zuidlijn. The materials, finishing and detailing will be a combination between both the Noord/Zuidlijn and the renovated Oostlijn. The floor tiling is similar to the tiling used on the Oostlijn. This Oostlijn is situated behind the wooden wall which can be seen in the back. The wooden firewall on the ceiling is a temporary smoke curtain.

20151211_CS03 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

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20151211_CS04 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

5. The spacious hall under Stationsplein, often referred to as "De Kathedraal" (The Cathedral).

20151211_CS05 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

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20151211_CS06 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

7.

20151211_CS07 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

8. LED lighting strip on the ceiling.

20151211_CS08 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

9. Escalators from the eastern platform to the entrance hall.

20151211_CS09 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

10. And the identical ones on the western platform.

20151211_CS10 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

11. The metro platforms, situated under the Middentunnel (Middle Tunnel) of Amsterdam Central Station.

20151211_CS11 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

12. The northern side of the platforms, situated under the new IJhal, opened last June.

20151211_CS12 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

13. Northern entrance hall.

20151211_CS13 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

14. Smoke curtain.

20151211_CS14 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

15. This door leads to an enormous space under the IJhal (IJ Hall), where a huge flood barrier, a vertical sliding door made of steel and filled with concrete, is stored. The new metro line perforates Amsterdam's main dikes and dike-rings three times. Every perforation needs a protection door like this by law.

20151211_CS15 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

16. The flood barrier.

20151211_CS16 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

17. The storage of the flood barrier, seen from top of the stairs.

20151211_CS17 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

18. The staircase to the technical area is also quite spacious.

20151211_CS18 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

19. And then we returned back to street level.

20151211_CS19 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

20. Oops, something went wrong here...

20151211_CS20 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

21. A last view on the railroad switch south of Central Station.

20151211_CS21 by PCFR 76, on Flickr

And then it was time for a beer !

If everything goes the way it is hoped, planned and expected, we have to wait two more years, until October 2017. We'll see!
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Goodbye to the Iconic Metro M3 - Amsterdam




Trams at Centraal Station in Amsterdam - 2015




Timelapse of Transportation at Central Station in Amsterdam, NL

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Tour the New Metro Line: North-South Line in Amsterdam - Noord/Zuidlijn




Buses in Amsterdam, Holland





Trains and Metro in Amsterdam - Amstel Station




Dutch Passenger Trains in Central Amsterdam.

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Some new renderings I found of Vijzelgracht station.
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And also of Rokin station's northern entrance.
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The first metro to ever enter the new tunnels and stations for testing. Pulled/pushed by another vehicle because the 3rd rail hasn't been powered on yet. (This train type won't run on this line though, new vehicles will be bought, similar to the M5)


testrit van een metro in de tunnel met pers-17 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


testrit van een metro in de tunnel met pers-10 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


eerste testrit van een metro in de tunnel-14 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

5 nov 2015

Artwork that will be displayed between the escalators of Rokin station.


Nice view in De Pijp station by @obvanzomeren.
Looking from mezzanine level to the top platform.


6 nov 2015

Progress in De Pijp station.

De Pijp 6 november-15 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

Covering of the steel beams - test fit.

De Pijp 6 november-17 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

9 nov 2015

The two warehouses being built right now on Rokin will get a direct underground connection with the ticket hall of the northern entrance of Rokin station.


30 nov 2015

360° tour of the North/Southline.


7 dec 2015

Some new pics of the northern (waterfront) metro station exit into the IJhal above.

Onder het Centraal Station-17 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Onder het Centraal Station-18 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Onder het Centraal Station-21 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

10 dec 2015

Some tile flooring going in at Rokin + support collumns fireproofed.


11 dec 2015

Glass has been placed in the Vijzelgracht elevator.


16 dec 2015

A preview of what's to come; the huge curved glass 'cobra' canopy at Noorderpark station.




18 dec 2015

A report was published with the conclusions of the investigation on possible metro extentions. (hint: most of them are too expensive)


23 dec 2015

Future situation at Zuid station. New tram routes, new 'Brittenpassage' and relocated (to the west) train platforms.


5 jan 2015

New metro signage starts being rolled out - Video










6 jan 2016

Escalators and elevator cage in Rokin station.


Glass walls at Central Station. The voids will be filled with back-lit signage.




They have started mounting fixtures on the horizontal beams for the covering.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 03:44 AM   #336
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Lots of work to do for a grand opening in Dec 2016, but I'm sure they will pull it off.
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Dec 2016?

It's Amsterdam vs. New Amsterdam for delayed subway lines.

Which one will make it work?
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Make that October 2017.
That's the time they've been aiming for since 2012.
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Driver's View of the Metro in Amsterdam, Holland

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