Within the next decade, Amsterdam’s Noord-Zuid line will extend into Schiphol and Hoofdoorp.
The project will cost about €3 billion and is meant to offer a solution to the currently congested roads and crowded trains. Now, the Noord-Zuid line stops at Amsterdam Zuid station, but with the new extension, this will extend (at the request of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer) into Hoofddorp, running mostly above ground. At Schiphol, the metro line will receive its own station.
The project is a result of the Amsterdam & Haarlemmermeer municipalities, KLM, ProRail, Schiphol Airport, and NS, who are also expecting a substantial subsidy from the Dutch government. On the project, NS CEO Roger van Boxtel says: “The government wants to see plans to make the Netherlands future-proof, such as in the field of infrastructure and mobility. We have worked on this plan for two years and the door has been opened for us at the Ministry”