ProRail has awarded the contract for the construction of the new Eindhoven station tunnel to Heijmans. The contract is valued at over €32M. Work planning will start immediately, construction will start in the 1st quarter of 2013 and the entire project will be completed by the summer of 2016.
A European tendering process was completed for this contract in which Heijmans submitted the economically most advantageous tender. The work will be carried out by the Heijmans Civil Engineering and the Heijmans Non-residential Building business units. The construction of rail-related and building-related technical installations also forms part of the contract. The station will continue to operate normally during construction.
The Eindhoven railway station will be renovated because the current station was not designed to accommodate future traveller volumes. In addition to the current 8m wide tunnel, an additional new 35m wide tunnel will be constructed. The tunnel will also form an important pedestrian link between the northern and southern sections of the city. Projections call for 115,000 passers-by to make use of the tunnel each day by 2020.