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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #121
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They also left the option open to connect the 'east' line(s) (53/54) to the North/southline if I'm not mistaken.

@Silly_walks:
Though it is more logical they will lenghten the 'ring-line' (nr. 50) towards Johan van Hasseltweg station as you said.

Making A connection @ Amsterdam Central would make sense when trouble is at hand near/on one of the underground stations of the 'east-line'; diverting the other metros via the 'ring-line' actually makes sense to me..
Using busline 59 as A 'metroservice' takes to many busses & clogs the streets from south-east Amsterdam towards Central station.

In An ideal world they would just make A seperate line underneath or next to existing lines for emergencies.
Would cost A hefty load of cash though.

For those of you confused by line numbers or material see the links.

wikipedia lines Wikipedia Cars

Subway/Underground Map @ GVB.nl website (current lines without M52 also refered to as North/Southline)
Metro cars stats according to gvb.nl [Dutch]

Stats about PT in Amsterdam in English (gvb.nl)

Expansive info on cars (Dutch wikis) M1,2 & 3, S1 & 2, S3 & M4, M5

First pictures of M5 Cars being built by A Dutch news agency [site is A dutch local newspaper]
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Old September 4th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #122
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Making A connection @ Amsterdam Central would make sense when trouble is at hand near/on one of the underground stations of the 'east-line'; diverting the other metros via the 'ring-line' actually makes sense to me..
Using busline 59 as A 'metroservice' takes to many busses & clogs the streets from south-east Amsterdam towards Central station.
Going the long way round, all the way around Amsterdam, makes no sense in case of tunnel closure. The use of buses is only a temporary stop-gap measure to still get people to areas along the underground section of the Oostlijn. The people can't get there using the Ringlijn.
The use of buses isn't great, but in this case it is sufficient.

I still make the case that metro extensions should lead to more and new coverage and connections of the metro system.
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I still make the case that metro extensions should lead to more and new coverage and connections of the metro system.
Like branching Noordzuidlijn to Amstelveen?
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #124
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Like branching Noordzuidlijn to Amstelveen?
That's not a new connection, but one that needs an upgrade.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 02:09 AM   #125
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Line M55 project to go under the Ijmeer (=Ijsselmeer?): http://m55.nl/ (though I cannot find a proposed year of opening in the document).

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Old October 4th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #126
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A press release about M55 I've received refers to "the world’s first sail-and-ride station":


Press Release

Date: 27th September 2011

M55 consortium submits feasibility study for 20km rail connection in the eastern Amsterdam, Netherlands

The M55 consortium led by Mott MacDonald and including Baca Architects has submitted a feasibility study on behalf of the operating company Werkmaatschappij Almere-Amsterdam (WAA). The study was to assess the viability of a railway connection between Amsterdam-South and Almere-South Centre through the IJmeer Lake in the Netherlands.

Planned to support urban growth in eastern Amsterdam and in Almere, where over 25,000 new homes are planned, the new line will provide a fast and efficient connection between major developments planned for IJburg, phase 2 and Almere Pampus.

As part of its proposal, the M55 consortium has designed a 20 km long connection from Diemen-Zuid to Almere Centrum, including a 9 km tunnel under IJburg and IJmeer. This will include five new stations, two underground and three above ground, with potential for further stations along the line. One of the underground stations, planned within IJburg phase 2, is set within a new canal and will provide facilities for boats to moor alongside to create the world’s first sail-and-ride station.

The material excavated from the construction of the new tunnel will be used to create a new island north of Pampus and a series of sand dunes and 'shallows' on the coast of Pampus for recreation and wildlife. The new development of Pampus has been planned around green and blue infrastructure, with the M55 line passing through a beautiful linear park in the centre of Almere.

The new island ‘Pampus IJland’ will include 3,000 homes, each one with a fantastic view over the lake or cove. The island will be formed around a sheltered cove - the ’eye’ - containing a new beach and moorings for yachts and floating homes. The island will be car free and instead, a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has been suggested to provide high speed travel between the island and the facilities of the urban centre in Pampus. The island will be a pilot for sustainability off grid and off mains water supply, renewable power, rain water harvesting and recycling will provide for the inhabitants’ needs.

Martijn Donders, Mott MacDonald project manager commented: “From our initial innovative alternative outline design, to our now completed feasibility study, we have developed a strong business case for the new rail link. The project is attracting intense public and political interest and our proposal is extremely strong on crucial issues such as environmental impact, ease of use and integration into the urban landscape, and the economic benefit. Our solution also provides for phased implementation.”

Robert Barker, project architect at Baca Architect’s commented: “We have developed integrated landscape, architecture and public realm proposals along various sensitive waterside settings and tunnel portals. In addition we have developed spatial concepts for new homes in Almere Pampus and Pampus Island, and provided the designs for the sail and ride station.

The new M55 line will create a high-speed convenient connection between major new developments in Amsterdam and Almere, with an interesting journey for it’s passengers through several distinctive areas. The line will run along a green corridor and linear park from Almere to the new sand dunes and beach promenade on the coast. From the coast it will descend under the IJmeer lake, arriving at the new sail and ride station, at the centre of a Dutch canal. From here it will continue on, rising out of a landscaped wetland tunnel portal and over the Reinkanal on it’s way towards Amsterdam-South. The route has been very carefully considered to maximise passenger numbers, support new urban areas and preserve and enhance the waterside and water habitat.

The new island could be the Riviera or Amalfi of IJmeer and Amsterdam, a fantastic modern and sustainable destination, perfect for inhabitants with a love for water.”

Ends

Media Enquiries
Ruth Deans
Baca Architects
020 7939 0985
[email protected]

Tom Smith
Mott MacDonald
020 8774 2205
[email protected]

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Feasibility
M55-View-D (IJburg Station) cropped.jpg*
The world’s first sail and ride station in IJburg, part of a new metro line between Amsterdam and Almere.
Baca Architects
Feasibility
M55-Satellite-plan.jpg*
The new M55 line will connect Amsterdam with Almere via a 20km new connection, 9km under the IJmeer.
Baca Architects
(credit googlepro)
Feasibility
M55-Satellite-Pampus (300) F_DEF.jpg
Spatial plan for 22,000 new homes, organised around green and blue infrastructure.
Baca Architects
credit googlepro)
Feasibility
M55-Satellite-Pampus Island (300).jpg
A sustainable island for 3,000 homes will be formed from the spoil from the tunnel excavation.
Baca Architects
credit googlepro)
Feasibility
M55-View-E (Pampus Shoreline).jpg
A new shorefront, promenade and artificial beach dunes will created around the tunnel portal.
Baca Architects
Feasibility
M55-View-F-(Pampus centrum)
The new station for Almere Pampus will be wet within a public park and retail centre.
Zwarts and Jansma
Feasibility
M55-View-01.jpg
Concept view of the tunnel link below the IJmeer.
Baca
Architects
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About M55 Consortium
Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and consulting firm, working in public and private sectors, with approximately 14,000 employees and a turnover of over 1.2 billion euros. We supply a wide range of services in the areas of transportation and infrastructure, water, environment, energy, buildings, oil & gas, industry, health and education, and are active in over 140 countries with offices in 40 countries. In the Netherlands we provide from our office in Arnhem creative solutions through a combination of local knowledge and expertise available worldwide. More information: www.mottmac.com

Baca Architects

Baca Architects is an international award-winning design agency, specializing in integrated water related and sustainable projects. Projects range from one-off houses to master planning and commercial projects. The agency is internationally recognized for its innovative solutions for architecture and planning in flood prone areas. See www.baca.uk.com.

MNO Vervat

MNO Vervat designs, constructs, reconstructs and maintains infrastructure. Whether for roads, utility, earthwork, concrete, water or rail construction. MNO Vervat always looking for a creative, sustainable and economic solution. In addition, we take our social responsibility seriously. See www.mnovervat.nl.

HTM Consultancy

HTM Consultancy is an international service provider of public transport in the broadest sense and gives advice on the establishment and operation of public transport in the most effective and efficient way. The consultants are employed, managers and specialists in their field with extensive experience in urban and regional public transport. See www.htmconsultancy.nl.

Project & Process Consultancy

PC P & guides area development. By combining our broad substantive knowledge with our experience in development processes, manage and support through a development from start to finish. We will send the process and content, so that a vision is actually realized. Pragmatic and results oriented. More information: www.penpc.nl.

Economic Vision

Economic vision does economic research. This means that: investment and financial analysis, achieve cost efficiency, economic impact, complex grant applications. We work for companies, institutions and governments at home and abroad. Economic vision is for personal approach, quality and flexibility. See www.econovision.nl.

Balancia

Balancia is an innovative consulting firm that believes in the power of economic sustainability. We are consultants in sustainable mobility, especially in the areas of electrical mobility, public transport, cycling / walking, road safety and mobility in climate neutral cities. We have a policy advisor to governments (local and regional level), companies and multilateral organizations. We work in Europe, Asia and Africa. See www.balancia.com.

Zwarts & Jansma

Zwarts & Jansma Architects with their architecture to make a lasting contribution to the quality of life on our planet. The designs are imaginative and clearly structured, their ambiguous appearance aims to stimulate the senses. For more information: www.zwarts.jansma.nl.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #127
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Last friday i got the opportunity to visit a part of the tunneling shield of the North/South tunnel.

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Old October 5th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #128
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Line M55 project to go under the Ijmeer (=Ijsselmeer?)
IJmeer and IJsselmeer are not the same.
The IJmeer is the south part of the Markermeer between Amsterdam and Almere and is named after the IJ bay of Amsterdam
The IJsselmeer is the lake north of the Markermeer and is named after the IJssel river.
See here

They are both spelled with IJ in stead of Ij
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Old October 19th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #129
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Sharp increase in fares to make up budget cuts

It is reported that fares will be raised sharply for urban transportation in Amsterdam provided by GVB. The kilometric fare, currently € 0,105, will be increased to € 0,135 to make up for funding reductions from the central government.

There is no word on increase on the basic use fare (€ 0,70) charged for everyone when using the system and allowing free transfers within 90 minutes.

I guess passes and subscriptions will be raised as well. But at the end of the day, all the end-of-the-World scenarios of cutting 6 of 16 tram lines and reducing subway frequencies by 30% proved to be fearmongering. They will raise fares and, AFAIK, cuts to services will be mostly incidental in light of some rationalization (like consolidating lines to increase frequency and facilitate transfers instead of focusing on one-seat rides).
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Old November 24th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #130
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The first M5-stock was shown to the press today!






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http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/72037/di...oord-zuidmetro
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Old November 24th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #131
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Looks very good. I don't see many thing in the press though. Only in Metro and the local TV AT5.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #132
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I love it!

Here more impressions of the North/South line.

From South to North

Zuid station - no impressions.


Europaplein station

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Straatniveau

[IMG]http://i43.************/ap9yjk.jpg[/IMG]

Perron

[IMG]http://i39.************/15dbdc7.jpg[/IMG]

Ceintuurbaan station

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Enkele impressies:

Verdeelhal

[IMG]http://i39.************/2w7llcg.jpg[/IMG]

Stijgpunt

[IMG]http://i44.************/10f5449.jpg[/IMG]

Perron

[IMG]http://i43.************/34iizpy.jpg[/IMG]

Vijzelgracht station

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[IMG]http://i44.************/qqsmxl.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i41.************/abgpq8.jpg[/IMG]

Rokin station

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Impressies van Rokin

[IMG]http://i40.************/14j2udv.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i41.************/14tna5c.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i39.************/2nm0nee.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i42.************/xdf9u8.jpg[/IMG]

Central Station

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[IMG]http://i42.************/2zpqccp.jpg[/IMG]



Johan van Hasseltweg station

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Straatniveau

[IMG]http://i43.************/2958tjn.jpg[/IMG]

Perronniveau

[IMG]http://i39.************/4lgcix.jpg[/IMG]

Overzicht

[IMG]http://i39.************/292v634.jpg[/IMG]

Buikslotermeerplein station

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De nieuwste foto impressie van ons forumlid Alargule
Is there a way to put them in a spoiler? Or resize them?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 01:43 AM   #133
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As discussed in an other thread, i think the trains will have the same route information above the doors as in this video (from 1:25). You already see the dots.

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Yeah, the dots are similar. However they will be placed in the current-style map.
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On the construction site of the North-South Line at one of the deep stations (Rokin). Currently they are excavating the head of the TBM which are in the ground 0,5 meter from the wall of station Rokin. A visit at -25 meter below streetlevel to see the head of Molly (one of the 4 TBM's used).

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Another station under construction, called the Vijzelgracht. This time even deeper. Around 30 meters deep.
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Vote for the nicest picture of the North/Southline (Subway U/C) here

Gravin by Tom Berdowski (aka Vliegtuigbouwert)
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SSC during a visit of the North/Southline. This piece is 1 one of the 4 TBM's that have been used (2 others are still in use). The remains of this TBM will be excavated from the other side (in a station) with the expection of the shield. This method is called the lost shield method.

The TBM's made 3902m out of the 6240m tunnel, so 62,54% has been completed.
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Amsterdam metro is unsafe and should be closed: report

A gloomy report on the safety standards of Amsterdam metro:

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The Amsterdam metro between central and Amstel stations is unsafe and will remain so until the tunnel and stations are renovated, city council engineers said on Tuesday.

This means the underground system should be closed down until improvement work is carried out, say the city council's safety and building supervisors following a risk assessment by the Arcadis civil engineering group.

The safety level in this part of the tunnel has not reached that laid down in law for years, reports the Parool. Since 2006, work has been going on spasmodically to improve the situation and Amsterdam council has turned a blind eye to the dangers, the report says.

Building supervisors now say the work is taking too long and it is no longer responsible to keep the metro running.

Eric Wiebes, the council executive in charge of transport, is ignoring their concerns and has no plan to shut down the metro, which transports thousands of commutors a day, says the paper.
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A gloomy report on the safety standards of Amsterdam metro:
Kinda weird that they NOW come to this conclusion, when works are already underway to improve the safety. It's like you're tying your shoe laces, and someone says "Hey! It's unsafe to have untied shoe laces... you should really tie them... but take them off until they are tied!".
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