Amsterdam Underground

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The underground network as of 16-09-2008

Overview

The Amsterdam Metro network consists of two heavy rail metro lines Oostlijn (53 & 54) and two light rail lines Ringlijn (50) and Amstelveenlijn (51). The inner city part, from Central Station to Amstel station is underground. Most of the tracks are (far) above ground level. In 2012 an addition to the underground rail network, the Noord-Zuidlijn (52), should be completed.

All lines share much of their track (bed) with NS or other GVB tracks. Those tracks should be and are mapped separately.

The Amsterdam Metro lines are operated by GVB.

Here is a map of the Metro network.

All lines are standard gauge, power is provided through a third rail.

Lines

Oostlijn (53/54) CS - Zuidoost

The Oostlijn starts at Centraal Station, runs underground to Amstel station, runs above ground to Van der Madeweg, then branches out to Gaasperplas (53) and Gein (54) terminuses. From Amstel to Bullewijk, the track bed is shared with NS tracks.

Stations CS and Amstel are shared with NS train stations. On the Gaasperplas branch 53 also Diemen-Zuid. On the Gein branch 54: Duivendrecht and Bijlmer ArenA (and from 2009 on also Holendrecht).

Status

Stations are mapped. Tracks are mapped.

Relation of route 53 (Gaasperplas): http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/18532

Relation of route 54 (CS - Gein): http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/18423

Ringlijn (50) Gein - Isolatorweg

The Ringlijn runs from Gein via Holendrecht, Bijlmer, Duivendrecht, Zuid, Lelylaan, Sloterdijk to its terminus Isolatorweg in Westpoort. All of the track is above ground level. It shares most of its track (bed) with NS or other GVB tracks.

Stations Bijlmer ArenA, Duivendrecht, RAI, Zuid, Lelylaan, Sloterdijk are shared with NS train stations (and from 2009 on also Holendrecht).

Status

Stations are mapped. Tracks are mapped.

Relation of route: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/18683

Amstelveenlijn (51) CS - Amstelveen

The Amstelveenlijn shares its track with the Oostlijn from Central Station to Spaklerweg, then branches west to Zuid and Amstelveen. From CS to Amstel underground, rest above ground (some parts at street level with level crossings). It shares most of its track (bed) with NS or other GVB tracks.

Stations CS, Amstel, RAI, Zuid are shared with NS train stations.

Status

Stations are mapped. Tracks are mapped.

Relation of route: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/31249