Plan for a tax of 2 euros for extending the North/South line to Schiphol
This is what the Amsterdam alderman Egbert de Vries (Transport) writes on behalf of the Amsterdam Transport Region.
An amount of 1.5 billion euros was reserved by the National Growth Fund (NGF) in April for extending the North/South line to Schiphol. This equates to 50 percent of the cost. Amsterdam hopes to receive 4.6 billion euros from the fund for the construction of two metro lines: extending the North/South line to Schiphol (about 3 billion) and ‘closing’ the Ring through the construction of metro track between Central Station and Isolatorweg metro station. (1.7 billion). That was less than half, partly due to criticism from the CPB.
A number of conditions are attached to that 1.5 billion, including 1.5 billion in co-financing from the government and the region before 9 January to complete the extension of the North/South line to Schiphol (3 billion). The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W) has indicated that it cannot promise any amounts due to the caretaker status. So ‘the National Alliance’, or the Amsterdam Transport Region, the municipalities of Haarlemmermeer and Amsterdam, the Province of North Holland, Schiphol, KLM and NS, has come up with an alternative plan.
This plan consists of a Schiphol tax for all travelers who come to and from Schiphol, the Temporary Accessibility Allowance for the Schiphol interchange (TBKS). Is done. Every passenger then travels by car, train, metro, bus from to Schiphol interchange, together 2 euros extra. A surcharge of 0.25 euro cents applies to employees. According to the alliance, this levy can expire as soon as the invoice has been paid.
The TBKS is based on the principle that the user works. There is briefly the responsible alderman Egbert de Vries to the members of the Transport Region scheme.
Does he state ‘that the alliance explicitly sees the TBKS as a necessary plan B.
In January, the plans for the North/South line will be submitted to the Growth Fund by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. A decision is expected to be made in the summer of 2022 on the definitive allocation of the 1.5 billion euros. In the planning, the extension of the North/South line will not be completed until 2036.