Supporting Amsterdam’s sustainable transport network

An alliance of Dutch organisations – including KLM and Schiphol – are contributing more than €1 billion to extend Amsterdam’s metro network. If plans are approved, the money will be used to connect the North-South Line the airport and the town of Hoofddorp. The project will also complete the Ring Line between Isolatorweg/Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Central.

According to the alliance, extending the metro could provide sustainable transportation to more than 90,000 new homes, create over 122,000 new jobs and improve access to schools and hospitals. 

GVB, which oversees transport in Amsterdam, will contribute €525 million to the project, the local municipal government will provide €300 million and Dutch railway operator NS will give €60 million. An additional €140 million will come from land revenues from Schiphol, while further funds will be provided by the province of North-Holland, the City of Amsterdam and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. 

Amsterdam is a centre for smart mobility

Though the Dutch capital has an extensive public transportation network and excellent bicycle infrastructure, it’s also a centre for smart mobility. The city has one of the world’s highest concentrations of electric vehicle charging points and a large Mobility as a Service (MaaS) sector that includes ride-sharing company ViaVan and scooter rental firm Felyx.

In October, Amsterdam took fifth place in the Urban Mobility Readiness Index 2020. Developed by American management firm Oliver Wyman, it analyses “how well-positioned global cities are to lead mobility’s next chapter” while remaining resilient and responsive to the needs of locals.

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