Multimodal Hub Schiphol (MHS)

In the future, travellers will enjoy an improved Plaza, train station and bus station at our airport: the Multimodal Hub Schiphol (MHS).

At this hub, many functions come together in a relatively small area. The current public transport interchange and Plaza were built in the 1990s. Since then, the number of public transport passengers has increased significantly and adjustments are therefore necessary to create sufficient capacity.

The MHS project is composed of five sub-projects:

Facts & figures

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Haarlemmermeer Municipality, Amsterdam Transport Authority, NS, ProRail and Schiphol are collaborating to ensure that Schiphol Airport is a safe and comfortable transport hub for all travellers. The MHS project consists of five sub-projects: Preparatory Activities Forecourt, Preparatory Activities Plaza, Plaza, Bus, and Train Platforms.

The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of the entire hub, guarantee security and ensure better spatial quality.

During the project’s implementation, the accessibility and transfer function of the airport will be safeguarded and airport processes will continue as usual.

Planning

The plans were approved in November 2019 during Dutch Multi-Year Programme for Infrastructure, Spatial Planning and Transport (MIRT) consultations. The goal is to have the designs finished by the start of 2022, after which the project can be initiated. A significant majority of the plans are expected to be completed in 2025.

In an accessibility programme (Samen bouwen aan bereikbaarheid) that has already been launched, the development of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, including the whole transport system, is also being examined extensively. Solutions being considered include extending the North/South line to Schiphol and Hoofddorp, and linking the small metro system in Amsterdam. Several studies looking into this were carried out in the first half of 2020, and these will serve as the basis for the longer term trajectory.