On Monday March 23rd, the renewed bus platform The Hague Central was fully taken into use. After the completion of the first phase in November last year, in which the new boarding platforms and a comfortable waiting area in the station hall were realised, the second and final phase has now also been completed. The staging area for international scheduled services is ready, the dry run for passengers on the side of the Prins Bernhardviaduct is finished and bus drivers can now also use the new pavilion to rest. A nice milestone in a special project.
Integral cooperation between various VolkerWessels companies
Commissioned by the municipality of The Hague, VolkerWessels company KWS worked with various subcontractors in recent years on the renewal of the bus platform The Hague Central and the refurbishment of the Prins Bernhardviaduct. A challenging project in the complex environment around The Hague Central Station. A large number of other VolkerWessels companies also participated in the project: Gebr. Van Kessel, Smits NeuchâteI Infrastructuur, BKB Infra, VolkerRail, Visser & Smit Hanab, Volker Stevin Materieel, Visser & Smit Bouw, HOMIJ, VW ICC and Aveco de Bondt.
Completing all the work on time was quite challenging in this time of corona. By carefully following government guidelines and making good agreements with subcontractors and suppliers, we managed to open the new bus platform to the public on time - even a week earlier than planned.
A festive opening is currently being postponed. At a later stage, the municipality of The Hague and all parties involved will reflect on this fine result.
Photography: Rindert van den Toren