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Put simply, landside is the openly accessible area for travellers, visitors and people collecting and dropping off. It includes the departure and arrival halls, terminals, the public transport hub, the roads and car parks. The renewal of Schiphol will bring about changes to all of these places. For example, we will be adapting cables, pipework and other infrastructure. This is our way of ensuring Schiphol is ready for the future.
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even more airport
A lot is changing on landside. We are installing tens of kilometres of new cables and pipework. Changes will be made to the road in front of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee base next to the crew centre, there will be a new Ceintuurbaan Zuid and we are reconstructing the junction at Handelskade, Havenmeesterweg and Herbergiersstraat. The good news is that existing routes, roads and workplaces will remain accessible as before. Where necessary, we will deploy traffic controllers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Reconstruction work or not: it will be business as usual at Schiphol.
In 2018 and 2019, we will be laying thousands of metres of cables and pipework in position. Much of it will be laid by the end of June. The rest will be completed by the end of 2019. We're also building new roads. And there are even more big changes afoot.
The new terminal at Schiphol is being built next to the air traffic control tower: right on top of all the cables and pipework that keep essential installations such as that tower working. The man responsible for re-routing the cables is project coordinator Steffen Kolfschoten.
There are new driving routes and signs all over Schiphol. Between 31 September-1 October, Wayfinding Project Manager Peter van Wijk was on hand during the ‘Night of 1001 signs’ between 31 September – 1 October. He looks back on that night with satisfaction.
Project manager Marco Schravesande is involved in part of the infrastructural adjustments on landside. ‘Roads, intersections, pipelines ... everything that’s needed around the construction of the new pier and terminal.'
New roads need new signs. That is why we adjusted more than half of the signs in and around the airport.