Weesperplein metro station

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Weesperplein
Amsterdam metro LHB.JPG
Location Weesperplein, Amsterdam,
 Netherlands
Coordinates 52°21′41″N 4°54′28″E / 52.36139°N 4.90778°E / 52.36139; 4.90778Coordinates: 52°21′41″N 4°54′28″E / 52.36139°N 4.90778°E / 52.36139; 4.90778
Owned by GVB
Line(s) 7, 10 (Tram)
51, 53, 54 (Metro)
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 5700 (Centrum)
History
Opened 16 October 1977
Services
Preceding station   Amsterdam Metro   Following station
Line 51
toward Westwijk
Line 53
toward Gaasperplas
Line 54
toward Gein

Weesperplein is an Amsterdam Metro station in the city centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located between the Nieuwe Achtergracht and Singel canals on the southeastern edge of the Amsterdam canal ring. Weesperplein is a major transfer hub for metro and tram routes. As it is located close to the newly developed Roeterseiland campus of the University of Amsterdam, the destination "Universiteit" (English: University) has been added to automated station announcements on the trains.

The Station[edit]

The station opened in 1977 as part of the East Line development and is currently served by three routes: Route 51 (Centraal Station - Amstelveen Westwijk), Route 53 (Centraal Station - Gaasperplas) and Route 54 (Centraal Station - Gein).

When the station opened, it served as the temporary northern terminus for the metro routes before the extension to Centraal Station was completed in 1980.

The metro station is only accessible with an OV-chipkaart or GVB Travel Pass.

Ghost station[edit]

The unused section

Underneath the station in operation is another, unused station level. It was meant for the never-built East-West metroline. In the 1970s and 1980s the space was prepared for use as a nuclear shelter. In the late 2000s all the equipment has been removed.

Tram services[edit]

  • 7 - Slotermeer - Bos en Lommerplein - City Centre - Weesperplein - Muiderpoort - Flevopark
  • 10 - Van Hallstraat - Marnixstraat - City Centre - Weesperplein - Oude Havengebied - Azartplein
Amsterdam Metro network

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