The Spoorzone Delft project comprises the integral redevelopment of an area of around 40 hectares, located in between the inner city and the residential neighbourhoods to the west and south.
The entire project consists of a railway tunnel, a railway station with municipal office, around 1200 dwellings, a number of office buildings, a city park, water elements, bicycle facilities, parking facilities and roads.
The project provides an immense impetus to the city of Delft. The Spoorzone will constitute a high-quality connection between city districts that are now separated from each other by the railway.
The main elements of the Spoorzone area are:
Planning and phases
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Executing the Spoorzone project will take more than ten years. A project this size demands thorough preparation and planning. Since the tunnel will be constructed straight through the city, various arrangements have to be made before the real work can begin. The activities are broadly scheduled as follows:
2009: Execution begins
Preparatory work will begin in 2009, such as moving cables and pipes, demolition, moving the Phoenixstraat tram and transplanting trees.
Winter 2009 – mid 2013
2013: Start construction of municipal office and station hall
The station and the first phase of the municipal office will be directly above the railway tunnel. As soon as the tunnel is taken into use and the former railway area becomes available, the second part of the municipal office can be constructed on that location.
2013 – 2014
Finishing the railway and station
2013: Start construction of dwellings
Due to the current unstable situation at the real estate market it is not clear when the development of the first new dwellings will start.
2015: trains run underground
From february 2015, trains will run through the first tunnel tube with 2 tracks. The railway viaduct can then be demolished, and building the second tunnel tube with another two tracks can begin.
2015 – 2017
2017: Completion of the railway tunnel
2025: Completion of the last new urban construction
The final phase of the urban development can be completed by 2025.
This website offers the main information about Spoorzone Delft in outline. If you desire more detailed information, you can also ask your questions via this website.
You can also visit the Informatiecentrum Delft Bouwt. This information centre provides information about the developments within the Spoorzone area, both above and underground. Scale models of the Spoorzone and municipal office are also on display, as are various exhibitions on diverse topics. The information centre staff is happy to answer your questions and offer further explanation.
The information centre Delft Bouwt is located at:
Crommelinplein 1, delft
015-260 26 11.
The information centre also accommodates a damage reporting desk (Schadeloket Spoorzone). Spoorzone Delft is an extensive construction project, and of course every effort is made to prevent damage and to limit annoyance for the surroundings while carrying out the building activities. However, despite all the measures taken and the utmost care exercised, you may still be affected adversely by the project. In certain cases, this will entitle you to (partial) compensation, e.g. for damages incurred. Standard forms are available to submit requests for compensation. These forms are in Dutch.