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The new Amstelveenlijn in Amsterdam

Boshuizenstraat stop with low floor platform | Maurits van den Toorn

On Monday 26 August 2019 the rebuilt infrastructure of Amsterdam’s Amstelveenlijn resumed revenue service – line 5 is operating on the section to Amstelveen Stadshart (previously Binnenhof), with peak-hour extras labelled line 6. We had already reported about the extensive reconstruction project of the route here:


It is quite remarkable what has been achieved in just six weeks of break: All mixed high-floor/low-floor platforms have been converted into new, 60 meters long platforms for coupled trainsets with low-floor access and two flyovers to bypass intensively used street crossings have been built new, although these works have not entirely been finalized yet.

Contruction progress on the new low-floor section to Westwijk currently is on time, however, opening is not expected before the end of 2020 at the earliest. Further expansion southbound to Uithoorn is scheduled for 2024. The new bi-directional tramcars of CAF’s “Urbos” model , in red livery for the Amstelveenlijn, will run here in the near future.