Amsterdam Metro

Amsterdam Metro

Amsterdam's 16km North-South metro line

Amsterdam's North-South metro - which operates as 'Line 52' - provides an 11km link from Amsterdam Zuid (South) interchange to the central district and continues on to the city’s northern reaches across the River IJ. It opened in 2018 after a decade of planning, design, construction and testing.

After joining the project in 2009 we provided technical support throughout its development, from infrastructure and traction power supply through to the replacement of aspects of the metro vehicles' safety systems with automatic train control (specifically, communications-based train control (CBTC)).

Key Challenges

We seconded specialists to support the CBTC aspects of the project. This spanned the development of the specifications for the new automatic system through to tender evaluation, inspection and, ultimately, the implementation of CBTC in the vehicles.

We advised in the field of design and inspection relating to the implementation of CBTC into the existing vehicle fleet that will transfer to the new line, as well as providing expertise regarding verification and validation activities, and the standard tests of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS).

And we also provided technical contract management of the traction power supply dossiers including reviews of the design documentation, advising the city authorities on any deviations, supervising factory-based tests and inspecting the traction power supply installations.

13 November 2018