For the summer of 2017, the partnership for the renovation of the station square, the bicycle storage area and the station building is being established. This will be the starting point for further contracting by ProRail.
The area around Amsterdam Amstel station is an important transport node. Cars, buses, cyclists, pedestrians, trams and trains cross paths every day, and the number of travellers is growing. That is why the Municipality of Amsterdam is collaborating with ProRail, the Vervoersregio Amsterdam and NS Stations on the redevelopment of the public space.
In order to improve the accessibility of the platforms, a new staircase to platform 1 is being constructed. Furthermore, both platforms are being refurbished with new furniture and new transfer information screens to display clear transfer information. The platforms are getting new markings to show where the door to the train will be when it arrives, making it easier for passengers to board. Lastly, the platforms and the surrounding areas are being repainted, and the windows in the roof are being replaced. We expect this work to be finished by 2019.
More space is required for the storage of bicycles. New storage space is being created by significantly expanding the existing underground bicycle storage area on the east side of the station. Additional storage areas will also be available on the west side of the station. Work on the bicycle storage areas will start in late 2017.
New station square
The merging of roads, the moving of the tram loop to the side of the station and the construction of underground car parks will create room for a new layout of the public space. New pedestrian routes and bicycle paths are planned, as well as sufficient bicycle storage space to encourage people to cycle. Naturally, it will still be possible to pick up or drop off people by car. The tram and bus station are also being renewed. New roofs and short pedestrian routes between the stations will make transferring more pleasant. These changes will provide us with a new and uncluttered station square.
Have a look at the Municipality of Amsterdam's ideas and current plans in the Definitief Ontwerp Inrichtingsplan Amstelstation.