Topping out milestone reached on €625m Arnheim station redevelopment

Contractors delivering the renewed Arnhem passenger rail terminal in the Netherlands have held a topping out ceremony to mark another significant milestone in the project.

Described as one of the largest development projects in the city for 70 years, the new station will provide the city with a modern railway station capable of accommodating the 110,000 passengers expected to use the terminal each day by 2020.

ProRail, the Municipality of Arnhem and NS (Dutch Railways) are redeveloping the station and its surrounding area from designs drawn up by architect UNStudio and consultancy Arup.

The project, which will cost in the region of €625 million, is being funded by the Municipality of Arnhem, NS, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, province of Gelderland and the Arnhem Nijmegen City Region.

Construction work is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.