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Metro service starting later due to test trips

On Saturday 30 January and Sunday 31 January, all metro lines 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 will start services later than usual. On both mornings, the lines will start from 09:30, which is also when the metro stations will open. We expect to be operating again according to the normal timetable from around 10:00.

Test trips

On these Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings, test trips will take place on all metro lines 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 with the new security system. These test trips will be conducted without passengers. Therefore, the normal service will start later and the stations will be closed until that time.

Alternative GVB transport

We will provide alternative transport at various locations. The existing routes for buses 41, 44, and 47 will run twice as often on both days until 10:00. These buses will also start services one trip earlier.

Two tram lines will be running amended routes to connect a number of metro stations with each other.

Tram 5
Tram 5 will run on both days until around 10:00 between Amstelveen Stadshart and Central Station, from Leidseplein via Leidsestraat, Koningsplein, Spui and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and vice versa, thereby creating a connection between Station Zuid and Central Station. On those mornings, tram 5 will therefore not be running to the Jordaan. 

Tram 24
On both days, the route of tram 24 will be extended until around 10:00 from the (temporary) Frederiksplein terminus to Central Station, via Utrechtsestraat, Rembrandtplein, Reguliersbreestraat, Munt, Rokin, Dam and Damrak and vice versa, thereby creating a connection between the stations Amstelveenseweg - De Pijp - Vijzelgracht - Rokin - Central Station.

We will also put four shuttle buses into service for routes which are not covered by existing lines.

Shuttle bus 71 Central Station - Noord
This bus will connect — in both directions — the metro stations Centraal Station, Noorderpark, and Noord.

Shuttle bus 72 Station Lelylaan - Overamstel
This bus will connect – in both directions – the metro stations Station Lelylaan, Henk Sneevlietweg, Amstelveenseweg, Station Zuid, Station RAI, Europapein, Amstelstation, Station Spaklerweg, and Overamstel.

Shuttle bus 78 Central Station - Station Bijlmer
This bus will connect – in both directions – the metro stations Central Station, Waterlooplein, Weesperplein, Wibautstraat, Amstelstation, Van der Madeweg, Station Duivendrecht, and Station Bijlmer ArenA.

Shuttle bus 79 Central Station - Amstel station
This bus will connect – in both directions – the metro stations Central Station, Waterlooplein, Weesperplein, Wibautstraat, and Amstel station.

The shuttle buses will ride every 15 minutes. This means that, with the combination of buses 78 and 79, a bus will run between Central Station and Amstel Station every 7.5 minutes.

Train

For connections between the train stations in the Amsterdam transport region, you can also take the train. Upon presentation of your GVB travel card on these days up to 09:30, you may travel between the stations Central Station, Amstel station, Duivendrecht, Bijlmer ArenA, Diemen Zuid, Holendrecht, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Zuid, Amsterdam Lelylaan, and Sloterdijk.

Timetables in the trip planner

You will be able to find the adjusted timetables for the metro, bus, and shuttle bus routes in the trip planner. You can then plan your trip and choose the best alternative.