The construction of the new North-South metro line, expected to improve transport links between the north and south of Amsterdam, means that large parts of the city centre are less readily accessible. The digging work was started in several places at the same time, so that things would proceed more quickly.
Due to the extension of the North-South metro route this summer, there will be significant changes to Amsterdam's above-ground public transport network effective from July 22.
The 9.2 km-long North-South runs from the northern part of Amsterdam under the river IJ to Central Station. From there it will continue to Dam square, and then via Rokin on to Station Zuid/WTC.