arnhem central in the netherlands is a hub for several regional routes and high speed trains which run between the neighbouring country of germany. as passenger numbers continue to grow, the railway station's infrastructure is being substantially revitalized. most recently, a fourth platform has been added, and all of the roofs have been replaced with a new design developed by dutch architecture practice UNstudio.
the overall concept of the transportation hub is composed of structural spans embedded with large roof lights, which add a sense of brightness and space to the environment, offering an overall positive experience to the transfer platforms and their surroundings. an elevated footbridge connects the passenger waiting areas with each other and the north entrance to the train station. an electrified system has also been incorporated into the roof structure, providing a uniform appearance across the entire terminal. last july, the platform tunnel opened to the public, while construction of the transfer terminal will happen in two phases, and is set to open for service in 2014.