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Background informationProject Created: November 30, 2010

Project Name: Metro Line 52 Noord-Zuidlijn Amsterdam
Year in Operation:
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Transportation Terminal, Transit, Tunnel
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: New 9.8 km long metro line 52 will begin at Buikslotermeerplein in the north of Amsterdam, cross lines 51-54 at Centraal Station and run under the city centre to Amsterdam's South Railway Station (Station Zuid). From Buikslotermeerplein to the next stop at Johan van Hasseltweg Line 52 runs on the surface, from there it will be underground for 6 km (4 km being in a 20 m deep bored tunnel) with underground stations at Centraal Station, Rokin, Vijzelgracht, Ceintuurbaan and RAI/Europaplein before leaving the tunnel and entering Station Zuid. In the future, an extension of line 52 to the airport of Amsterdam (Schiphol) and further on to the satellite-town of Hoofddorp is planned.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Extremely complex metro project: including bored tunnel section, drilling and lining, construction of a new station under the existing Centraal rail staion, immersed tunnel elements, construction of eight other subway stations.

Project Locations

City: Buikslotermeerplein
Country: Netherlands, Kingdom of the

Address: 1077 ZuiderAmstel
City: Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands, Kingdom of the

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: Land access provided by the national government and the city of Amsterdam.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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Direct Cash Support: Original estimate of 1.4 billion Euros ($1.8 bn) in 2003. Originally project was to be financed by national government and the city of Amsterdam, with approx. 1/4 of the original cost of the project coming from the city and 3/4 coming from the national government. In 2009 the schedule and cost estimates were revised to 2017 and 3.1 bn Euro ($4 bn).

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: June 1, 2009
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$2-10 Billion US


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