Noord/Zuidlijn

The metro is an alternative to the often overcrowded trams and busses in Amsterdam. There is no space downtown for even more trams and busses. However, there is space under the ground. De Noord/Zuidlijn is going to make sure that Amsterdam becomes and remains more easily accessible. The metro line will transport 185,000 travellers a day, quickly, safely and comfortably right through downtown Amsterdam. The ride from north to south now still only takes 31 minutes. The Noord/Zuidlijn will connect Amsterdam Noord to Amsterdam Zuid. The travel time from the Buikslotermeerplein to station Zuid is 16 minutes.

Vink Systemen will supply and install the ventilation air ducts and the smoke and heat exhaust systems in 8 metro stations. The unique aspects of this project include the oval smoke and heat exhaust systems at the De Pijp metro station.

Project information

  • Project name: Noord/Zuidlijn
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Market segment: Health Care & the (Semi) Public Sector
  • Client: VIA Noordzuidlijn (a trademark of Visser & Smit Bouw bv)
  • Advisor: -
  • Delivery: 2nd quarter of 2016

Figures

Ventilation ducts

  • 23,000 m² rectangular galvanised duct work
  • 2,900 m¹ round galvanised duct work ≤ 315 mm
  • 1,500 m² round galvanised duct work > 315 mm
  • 225 m² fire resistant insulation
  • 3,500 m² vapour tight insulation
  • Installation of fire dampers, dampers, fans and grates, etc.

Smoke and heat exhaust systems

  • 7,500 m² rectangular galvanised duct work
  • 400 m² round galvanised duct work > 1,250 mm
  • 2,700 m² round galvanised duct work > 1,500 mm
  • 320 m¹ oval duct work finished in NCS colour
  • Installation of fire dampers, dampers, fans and grates, etc.

Special remarks

  • Delivery of duct work in special crates that are suitable for rail transport
  • Oval smoke and heat exhaust ducts.