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Title: The Amsterdam North/Southline Building a subway in a challenging environment


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The Amsterdam North/SouthlineBuilding a subway
in a challenging environment
  • Peter Dijk
    NETLIPSE Network meeting
  • October 20th, 2008

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Introduction
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Amsterdam
  • 750.000 residents
  • 220 km2
  • Divided in 15 boroughs
  • 4.457 residents per km2
  • 2.275 residencies per km2
  • 1 out of 3 residents owns a car
  • 253 mln. public transport users in 2006
  • 987 mln. kilometers travelled by public transport
    (2006)

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The North/Southline
  • Length 9.5 km
  • 9 km new infrastructure
  • 6 km underground
  • 8 stations
  • 4 deep stations
  • 2 x 3.8 km bored twin tunnels
  • Budget 2.25 bn.
  • Commissioning date 2015
  • Financers
  • Dutch Government
  • Amsterdam City Council
  • Journey time North/South 17 minutes
  • Journey time same route by present public
    transport 35 minutes

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Birds eye overview of the project
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Stations of the North/Southline
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Building techniques
Cut and cover method immersion tunnel
In-situ tunnels (Caissons)
In situ tunnel (traditional)
In-situ tunnel (traditional)
Bored tunnel (4.2km)
Above ground
South
City centre
North
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Reasons for the North/Southline
  • Accessibility city centre
  • Connection to the region
  • No damage to cultural inheritance
  • Tourism
  • More efficiënt form of public transport
  • Incentive for economic development
  • Reduction of motorised transport
  • Improving the quality of life

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The environment
  • Social environment (residents in the immediate
    surroundings of the building activities)
  • Political environment
  • (geo)physical environment
  • Geological conditions demand special techniques
  • Construction sites at very close range to
    existing residential area (down to less than 2
    metres!)

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Multiple challenges
  • Scale
  • Complexity
  • Technology
  • Political environment Central vs decentralized
    decision-making processes
  • Long-term planning (time costs)
  • Communication
  • Diversity of context factors

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Context factors
  • History (Oostlijn)
  • Various conflicting interests
  • Stakeholders
  • Politicians
  • Residents
  • Constructors
  • And many more..
  • Technology
  • Rules and legislation

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Boundary conditions constraints
  • Historical buildings in Amsterdam
  • Inhabitants are proud of their city
  • Many permits licenses required
  • Decisionmaking processes on different
    jurisdictional levels (municipality
  • versus local boroughs)
  • No demolition of buildings
  • As little disruption as possible
  • Prevent damage of buildings
  • Liveability
  • Accessibility of city, shops houses

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Surrounding aspects (1)
  • Minimal disruptions during construction
  • no vibrations and no lowering of groundwater
    level
  • use of slurry walls
  • no damage to houses strengthening the piles
  • logistic disruption mainly use of transport by
    water
  • accessibility continuity of traffic
  • economical damage compensation

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Surrounding aspects (2)
  • optimal definite situation
  • maintain the city no demolition
  • fit in surrounding involvement in design of
  • station entrances
  • opportunities and threats optimal station
    locations
  • transport system good transfer facilities to
    trams and sufficient parking facilities for
    bicycles
  • more space on the street refurnising the
  • CS surroundings

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Environmental projects
  • CAN-area
  • Project Overhoeks
  • Central Station
  • Rode Loper
  • Europaplein
  • Amsterdam
  • Station Zuid

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Managing the environment
  • BLVC-plan accessibility, liveability, safety,
    communication
  • Cooperation between
  • Constructors
  • Supervisors
  • BLV- Coordinators
  • Local Districts
  • Community Liaison Officers
  • Project Management

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Liveability
  • The Community Liaison Officer
  • Guards the liveability of the community
  • Is responsible for all communication about the
    construction site
  • Solves problems and deals with complaints
  • Liveability Fund
  • Often individual measures
  • Double windows
  • Housing exchange
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Substitute workplace
  • Compensation for additional moving costs
  • Cleaning activities in vicinity of building site
  • Extra help for the elderly

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Safety is the number one priority
  • On the construction site
  • Around the construction site
  • Monitoring
  • Loading/unloading
  • Fencing
  • Fire alarm
  • Compensation grouting
  • On call duty (24/7)

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Communication
  • 1st level community communication
  • 2nd level project communication
  • Arts cultural applications

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So much for theory
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