Finish new metro line, Amsterdam told

Amsterdam city council should press ahead and finish building the new Noord-Zuid metro line, a council advisory committee said on Thursday.

Abandoning the project will eventually damage the city’s economy and be a waste of money, the committee said.
The committee puts the total cost of the project, which links the north of the city with the Zuidas business park, at €3.1bn. In 2002, when the council gave the project the green light, the cost was put at €1.4bn.
The project has been delayed by a number of technical problems. It should have been completed in 2011 but that date has now been put back to at least 2017, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.

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