Dutch construction workers remove and replace rail track and complete concrete tunnel in three days

Construction workers in Amsterdam have replaced a rail track and built a new concrete road tunnel in just three days.

A mesmerizing timelapse show the team working night and day to strip out old infrastructure and replace it with a new design in what must be record time.

As part of the work they also created a new 3,000-tonne concrete road tunnel – and still managed to finish an hour ahead of schedule.

The construction project was part of a £1.6billion expansion of the Amsterdam Zuid train station and surrounding area. 

But to create the extra space needed for the renovated rail links, they needed to build over existing roads. 

Parts of the A10 and A4 highways were closed since 10pm on Thursday evening, along with Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam RAI stations.

The construction team don’t appear to stick to regular working hours, and quickly strip away the road tarmac and several tracks as night falls.

Incredible timelapse footage shows a highway and rail tracks in Amsterdam being removed and then completely rebuilt in three days

Incredible timelapse footage shows a highway and rail tracks in Amsterdam being removed and then completely rebuilt in three days

Incredible timelapse footage shows a highway and rail tracks in Amsterdam being removed and then completely rebuilt in three days

The construction team don't appear to stick to regular working hours, and quickly strip away the road tarmac and several tracks as night falls

The construction team don't appear to stick to regular working hours, and quickly strip away the road tarmac and several tracks as night falls

The construction team don’t appear to stick to regular working hours, and quickly strip away the road tarmac and several tracks as night falls

Preparing for increased capacity at Zuid from commuters arriving from Schipol Airport, the foundations for new tracks are laid.

The timelapse camera shows the roads reopening slightly earlier than the planned 5am on Monday.

The project also includes expanding the A10 South from four lanes to six, which will disappear underground in the heart of the Zuidas in the future 

The renovation is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Netherlands. 

It started in 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2028. 

The timelapse camera shows the roads reopening slightly earlier than the planned 5am on Monday

The timelapse camera shows the roads reopening slightly earlier than the planned 5am on Monday

The timelapse camera shows the roads reopening slightly earlier than the planned 5am on Monday

The project is estimated to cost approximately €1.9bn, making it one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Netherlands

The project is estimated to cost approximately €1.9bn, making it one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Netherlands

The project is estimated to cost approximately €1.9bn, making it one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Netherlands

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