Zeeheldenkwartier: maintenance work for tram line 16

The municipality is renewing the tracks and stops for tram line 16 in the Zeeheldenkwartier. The work will take place from 28 March 2022 to December 2022. There will be diversions for the tram and other traffic.

What is going to happen

In the Zeeheldenkwartier and around the Buitenhof the municipality will be carrying out work on:

  • the tram tracks, the tram stops and the street design of the Torenstraat, Vondelstraat and Zoutmanstraat
  • the tram tracks and the tram stops on the Laan van Meerdervoort and the Prins Hendrikplein. And on the intersections with the Elandstraat, Noordwal and Veenkade
  • the trees close to the tram stops. They will be cut down or planted elsewhere.

      More information on the design can be found on the page Renewing tram lines.

      Wide trams with low floors
      Wide trams with low floors


      The project will cause some disturbance. Residents and businesses along the work site will experience dust and noise. The street will also be dug open during the maintenance work. Traffic will face road closures and it will be busier than usual. The work will be carried out during the day as much as possible to limit any inconvenience. Should work need to be carried out at night, residents will be informed in advance.

      The municipality will modify the overhead lines in a few places. This maintenance work will be done at night between 22.00 and 7.00 hrs. This way the neighbourhoods will remain accessible and safe. The work on the overhead lines may cause excessive noise for 1 night. The work will be done using a crane. People living in the neighbourhood will be notified about this.

      Accessibility and parking

      Information on accessibility and parking can be found on the page Work on tram line 16.

      Delay in tram line 16 project due to unforeseen circumstances

      Building projects are currently being affected by supply chain issues. This is also true for the renewal of tram line 16. The work on the tram tracks and the tram stops will no longer be carried out according to the original planning. The municipality anticipates completing the renewal of tram line 16 in the spring of 2023. It will inform neighbourhood residents and businesses about the work and any possible inconvenience on time.

            Temporary route for Tram 16

            During the maintenance work Tram 16 will operate a different route between 11 April 2022 and 1 March 2023. This means that the tram will not pass by all the stops. Anticipate extra travel time. See the website of HTM for the current timetable for Tram 16. Or look at the HTM travel app or on the 9292.nl website.

            Construction app

            Would you like to stay up to date? Download the ‘BAM Infra Projecten’ app. This app contains information about the project’s phases, planning, progress and any changes.


            Do you have any questions about the maintenance work? Send an email to tramlijn16z@bam.com.

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              Published: 12 July 2022Modified: 12 July 2022