Amsterdam Central Station - IJ Side Extension, Holland

Benthem Crouwel Architecten
Date Built
Completion expected in 2016
Behind Amsterdam Central Station
A fourth shed has been added to the north side of Amsterdam Central Station.  This development involves the creation of a modern transport interchange while improving the area in front of the old station building.  The new structure involves a tunnel that carries road traffic around the station, a new metro station for the north-south line that will connect to Schipol Airport, and a bus station that will improve the access between the train and bus and leave the station forecourt for pedestrians, bicycles and trams.

The "" website adds some detail to the story.  " Along the IJ canal, a 300 meter long road tunnel is created, providing ample space for slow traffic at ground level. The station hall is also expanded in the direction of the IJ canal. This hall will be a lively link between the Central Station, the metro station of the North-South line and a bus station at ground level. ... The new bus station, with 24 dynamic bus stops, provides passengers with more clarity and reduces bus traffic on the side of the city. Situating the bus station at the same level as the trains creates a more balanced and inter-connected public transport junction.  The convenience of the passengers is guaranteed by a curved transparent covering that is similar to the existing one. Seen from a distance, it offers a very balanced view.  Cyclists and pedestrians at ground level will also benefit from the covering."

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