Amsterdam Metro: diagram, description, photos. Subway map of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description

Driving Amsterdam metro

Driving Amsterdam metro
In the early sixties of the last centuryAmsterdam expanded rapidly and faced with the problem of under-developed public transport system. Tram line served only the central part of the city, and that at peak times of rail transport speed on the city was very low due to the traffic jams - restriction of movement on the vehicles did not exist. Thus, in 1965 the municipal authorities decided to replace the ground tram network in the underground metro network, covering the entire built-up area of ​​the city and its suburbs. Offered Amsterdam metro network consists of four lines:

  • Line 1: from north to south, branching on the northern and southern ends;
  • Line 2: from the south-east to south-west, crossing the line 1 at the central station;
  • Line 3: from east to west, which operates as a circular line around the city center, crossing the line at Weteringcircuit 1 and Line 2 and Weesperplein station near Leidseplein (Leidseplein)
  • Line 4: loop line around the pre-war borders of the city (only a semicircle south of the IJ)

Although the direction from north to south coincides withthe main city transport axis and for this reason is the most important and necessary transport route, the construction of the metro in Amsterdam, it was decided to start with the south-eastern line (2) for the following reasons: firstly, this line project required the shortest underground station (3km ), therefore, the construction for this reason it was relatively cheap, in addition, the construction itself should be a kind of test to more responsible construction of major highways. Secondly, in the center of the line crossed the abandoned area (former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam), whose demolition was considered not very problematic task.

Construction of the metro began in the second half1960 and met with howls of protest residents - mostly owned low-cost housing. In addition to all, it turned out that the creation of the underground costs do not fit into the budget originally planned. Thus, the construction of the metro in Amsterdam met with a negative assessment of all sections of the population, except for the alderman responsible for the planning of the transport system.

As a result, in 1977 the original planConstruction was abandoned, and since then no other metro line, except for a small area between Centraal Station and Amstel southeastern branch, was not carried out underground. At the present time in the Amsterdam metro system operates routing of trains of four lines without transfer stations. After the opening of Noord-Zuidlijn line added 6 stations.
Tickets for travel on the subway can be purchased in Amsterdamin vending machines next to the turnstiles. pass procedure is similar to the Moscow metro: to go through the turnstile, the ticket must be applied to the window-scanner at the turnstile. The ticket should be maintained until the end of the trip. To enter or exit the car, press the button opening the door located on the inside and the outside.

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  • Driving Amsterdam metro

    Driving Amsterdam metro

  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description
  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description
  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description
  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description
  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description
  • Amsterdam Metro: map, photos, description

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