Subway lifting

Subway lifting

Lifting subways after incidents. Commissioned by Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Department, Holmatro supplied a lightweight and fast lifting system that can be connected to the existing equipment on the fire truck.

Commissioned by: Fire department Amsterdam-Amstelland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Department is part of the safety region Amsterdam-Amstelland and has emerged from the six brigades of Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Diemen, Ouder-Amstel and Uithoorn. The corps, consisting of 1,100 people, effectively acts in fires and accidents, but is also prepared for disaster management and the management of large-scale crisis situations.

The Amsterdam subway is a public transportation system in Amsterdam, Diemen, Duivendrecht and Amstelveen. It carries approximately 1.5 million passengers per week. The first subway lines were opened on October 14, 1977. Since then, the network expanded to four lines with a total length of 42.5 kilometers. The largest part of the subway network is located above ground; only the part from the Central Station to the Station Wibautstraat lies underground. The Amsterdam subway is operated by GVB.


The Amsterdam fire department was looking for an extremely safe jacking system to lift subways quickly. In addition, they wanted a reliable supplier who offers the possibility of tool inspection on location, in which all parts of the hydraulic sets are included.


Holmatro developed six lifting systems, consisting of Vari pumps, 40 ton telescopic cylinders, filler pieces, operaing sets and extension hoses. Besides that, we also offers our comprehensive service program.

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