2017 – New North-South Line (52). New line, 9.5 km, 8 stations.
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.
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. Line 50 has originally been planned as a ring line. The missing short stretch between Sloterdijk and Centraal Station can be travelled by suburban rail.
Exhibits in stations:
- Waterlooplein: Permanent exhibition of aechaeological objects excavated during construction of this station.
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.
Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:
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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".
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