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Amsterdam

Netherlands (Europe)


Date of opening16 Oct 1977
Network length32.7 km (20.32 mi)
Stations33
Lines4
Stations per line8.25
Avg. station distance1,128 m (0.70 mi)
Avg. line length8.18 km (5.08 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
Sneltram not included (9.8 km, 19 stations; 'Metros in Holland')
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)233,000 (2009)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)7,120 (4,430)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)2.09 EUR (2009); gates, nationwide smartcard
24-hour operationNo
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsM5 type train sets
Walk-through trainsM5 type train sets
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNo
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: jpg, © 2010 en.gvb.nl

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.




Guided Tours

Tours of the metro system, guided by experts. For dates and reservation contact the tour operator or check their website.

An excursion around the North-South Metro Line project, including an informative film and a short guided walk along the many construction places in the Old Centre. Duration: 2 up to 3 hours. From 22 euros per person. Tour operator: Top Tours BV.




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Line 53 was the first metro line and still has the most manifest metro characteristics. There's a viaduct several storeys tall between the stations Ganzenhoef and Gaasperplas. Line 50 has a massive flying junction near Van der Madeweg station.





Archaeology



Exhibits in stations:
  • Waterlooplein: Permanent exhibition of aechaeological objects excavated during construction of this station.




Relationships with Other Metros

Hamburg Consult family
Members: Amsterdam, Athens, Dublin (DART), Hamburg (types DT2, DT3),
Characteristics: Hamburg's metro operator had been consultant to other cities until the 1970s, so the older train types in these cities look similar.





Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
M.O.L. Gerard Unger1974gerardunger.com




Departure Procedure and Sounds

An electronic "ding-dong" signal. There is also a "ding" and in a pre-recorded voice the next station name. At the terminus, the voice says "Endpunt".






Handpicked Resources

gvb.nl Official website



Generated Links for Amsterdam Metro

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Amsterdam (wikipedia.org)






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