In the future, you will be able to take the metro to Schiphol!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a direct metro in Amsterdam that goes all the way to Schiphol? That dream can become a reality as they will be extending the Noord/Zuidlijn to Schiphol and Hoofddorp. It will only cost 3.1 billion euros and a decade of construction to realise this dream, reports RTL Z.

But that’s not going to deter interested parties like the municipality of Amsterdam, Schiphol, and KLM who are very much in favour of seeing this happen reports de Volkskrant. “We have worked on this plan for two years and the door has opened for us at the ministry,” NS chief executive Roger van Boxtel told the newspaper.

They want to make the metro line above ground and have it be the only direct line to the airport. This would create more space in the trains which run through Schiphol, thus spreading the foot traffic across multiple modes of transport. It would also allow for more trains to run through the station.

But where exactly are they going to get all of that money from? They don’t have a concrete plan in place as of yet but hope that it would come from “the new investment fund of the government”. Apart from that, they also want to increase KLM’s ticket prices and airport charges to fund it, reports RTL Z.

Well, there are always compromises to be made sadly. What do you make of this? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: StevenL [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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