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Old July 22nd, 2017, 03:23 PM   #481
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Hello
Thursday tram 26 (Centraal Station/ IJburg) doesn't work and there have the poliice (approximately at 5PM) and at 7 PM this tramline work again. Someone knows what's appen please? thanks and sorry for my english
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Old October 1st, 2017, 12:52 AM   #482
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20 July

Noorderpark station, for your viewing pleasure.


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-20 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-3 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-8 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-19 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-12 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Van Meeuwenei naar Cobra-15 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

25 July

Testing the metros and track's hauling capability by coupling two metro sets to form a 230m long train.



2 August

Walkaround in Central Station



3 August

East Line renovations: Waterlooplein entrance before and after

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10 August

East Line: Van der Madeweg station before and after













12 August

In this video a new announcement voice is audible. I think they're just testing it as of now. It is more neutral and better enunciated, but the text is read way too quick sometimes. It's probably a computer voice.

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17 August

East Line: Bullewijk station before and after













25 August

East Line renovations: Preview of the new ceiling that will be placed in all underground stations. It's different from an earlier version that was being tested. The tubes are spaced farther apart and made of a different material, as to not disturb communcation signals. Its purpose is to hide the equipment mounted on the ceiling and declutter the stations visually.


Tweede proefplafond CS- kleiner en lichter-4 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

28 August

East Line renovations: Waterlooplein Nieuwe Herengracht entrance reopened

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Waterlooplein open-4 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Waterlooplein open-6 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Uitgang Hortus in de nacht-4 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

3 September

De Pijp entrance
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12 September

East Line renovations: a first look at the new benches (the 70s are back baby) and floor lighting.

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13 September

Finally!! Glass in the Noord station canopy. View live on the webcam.
Should be done by December this year.


Ja, echt- glas in de kap van Noord!-14 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Ja, echt- glas in de kap van Noord!-8 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

19 September

A behind-the-scaffolding view of the new entrance at Rokin, giving direct acces from the ticket hall to the new Hudson's Bay department store. The concrete station box wall will be removed only after the new metro line is up and running.





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East Line Renovations: New lift shaft (hall > East Line) hoisted into position at Central Station.



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Old October 1st, 2017, 12:18 PM   #483
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Was the original design of these renovated stations the bare concrete version, or did they get panels (now removed) since they opened in the 1970s/1980s?
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Old October 1st, 2017, 12:49 PM   #484
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Bare (brutalism). When they got dirty they got painted. Other colourful elements (furniture) got removed or replaced. The yellow tiles at Waterlooplein date from a 2005 mini renovation.
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Brutalist structures, if properly maintained, can look very nice and modern.

The problem is when those responsible for maintenance of bare concrete structures skimp on their duties, thinking that just because it is concrete, you can always defer maintenance (in a way they would not let a missing wall tile or dropped ceiling panel remain unfixed).
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Old October 1st, 2017, 02:02 PM   #486
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They should add some blue and red tiles to the yellow ones in Waterlooplein and make it Mondriaan-esque
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Station furniture used to be red, green, yellow and blue.

Here's pictures of Weesperplein station, the year the metro opened 40 years ago. Note the plants on the right lol.







Many nice old pictures at https://twitter.com/oostlijn

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9 November

Showcasing the progress at Noord

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15 November

Closing gates have arrived at De Pijp. Kinda ugly.


Sluitstuk station De Pijp op zijn plek-2 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Sluitstuk station De Pijp op zijn plek-13 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

17 November

East Line renovations: enlarging some of the street entrances. Breaking away the street between the lift and stairs and putting in a glass walled, light filled atrium instead.




Architect en actiegroep slaan handen ineen bij Weesperplein-3 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Architect en actiegroep slaan handen ineen bij Weesperplein-5 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

22 November

The passageway between new and old metro lines at Central Station. With East Line renovation style walls and flooring and North/South Line style ceiling.







24 November

All the glass is in place (weeks early, ironically) at Noord station. They're now removing the scaffolding. Click here for a 360 degree picture.


Glas op zijn plek bij station Noord-1 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr


Glas op zijn plek bij station Noord-12 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

Street works have started


Glas op zijn plek bij station Noord-14 by NoordZuidlijn NoordZuidlijn, on Flickr

1 December

Preview of the Tulip Palepai artwork at Central Station

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Old December 11th, 2017, 04:00 AM   #488
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Today was the first day of the new public transportation tenders/schedules.

That meant the Connexxion double decker made its firsts round between Amsterdam-Zuid and Haarlem Station.


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Many of the routes were severely delayed or temporarily canceled because of the winter weather.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 09:25 AM   #489
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If a route needs double decker buses it means it is time for conversion to light rail.
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There have been talks about it. The line 300 Bus lanes have been constructed with light rail in mind. These line 346 double decker buses to Zuid/VU will run every 5 minutes. But since these are regional buses between the cities of Haarlem, Amsterdam, Hoofddorp, Schiphol and Amstelveen, laying down tracks or constructing the neccessary viaducts and stations is quite expensive given how along most of both of these routes there is no real city-like density to make it pay-off. My hope is that more metro lines fanning out from Amsterdam will absorb some of these routes, like Schiphol-Amsteram Zuid or Amsterdam Zuid-Haarlem.
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The Zuid-Tangent as rail, outside of the immediate surroundings of Schiphol, offter possibilities of dense housing (IJbrug-style) around some key stations, and to make Hoofddorp a place for tall buildings as well.
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Why the need for light rail between Zuid and Haarlem? There is already a metro line to Sloterdijk and then regional rail to Haarlem.
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Why the need for light rail between Zuid and Haarlem? There is already a metro line to Sloterdijk and then regional rail to Haarlem.
The Zuid Tangents connects Haarlem via Hoofdorp and Schiphol.
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The Zuid Tangents connects Haarlem via Hoofdorp and Schiphol.
It seems like no one going from Haarlem to Zuid would ever take such a tangential bus. It's mostly meant to serve Haarlem-Hoofdorp and Hoofdorp-Schiphol sectors.
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It seems like no one going from Haarlem to Zuid would ever take such a tangential bus. It's mostly meant to serve Haarlem-Hoofdorp and Hoofdorp-Schiphol sectors.
The Zuidtangent connects Schiphol with the center of Amstelveen and Biljmer train station, more or less following the alignment of autosnelweg (highway) A9. It serves a different market criss-crossing metro line 51, and providing the only fast public transportation connection from Amstelveen to Schiphol.

Like other metro or light rail lines in several cities, it is not exactly meant to serve end-to-end travelers. It is not even faster to go by bus instead of train from Bijlmer Arena to Schiphol, but the buses connect the dense commercial and office areas there with the residential areas of Amstelveen and then connects it to Schiphol.

For people going to Amsterdam (Oud) Zuid the line is rather useless, I agree.


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PS: I wish Amsterdam annexed Ouderkerk a/d Amstel and Abcoude and densified it using some new light rail as a fishbone to build new clusters of high-rises.
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Commuters from Haarlem to Amsterdam Zuid take bus 346, the one that is now run by doubledecker buses.
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Commuters from Haarlem to Amsterdam Zuid take bus 346, the one that is now run by doubledecker buses.
Why? Is it cheaper than taking the train? Time is money after all.
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Because taking bus 346 is just as fast as taking the train to Sloterdijk and then take metro 50 to Zuid: bus 346 takes 34 minutes from Haarlem Station to Amsterdam Zuid, while the combination of train and metro takes anywhere between 31 minutes and 36 minutes. Many Haarlem commuters can board the bus at one of the other stops in Haarlem, while the train only has an extra stop at Haarlem Spaarnwoude, tilting the balance even more in favour of the bus.

The bus requires no changes, which is not only more convenient, bus also cheaper because the national railway tariffs and other modes of transport (metro/tram/bus) are not integrated, which makes you pay the boarding fare twice. Only for people with a free travel subscription at the railways (like me) would changing at Sloterdijk be cheaper.

The double decker buses only have seats, no standing places, and are therefore allowed to drive 100 km/h on the freeway.
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Is there any talks about integrating the train tariffs with the other transport tariffs?
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Well we have the national OV-chipkaart fare card. But otherwise, no. The only thing that they're thinking about is integrating fare calculation. So that would mean only having to tap in at the beginning of your trip an tapping out at the end. Now you have to tap out and in every time you switch mode (bus, tram, metro) or company (train).
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