THE GS TRAM SITE

ROTTERDAM

NEDERLAND – THE NETHERLANDS

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1 Jan. 1950




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INSET: CENTRAL ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam 1950 downtown tram map


INSET: THE RURAL AREA SOUTH OF ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam 1950 rural tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE CENTRAL ROTTERDAM MAP

Bs Bulgersteyn Mp Mathenesserplein
CdV Claes de Vrieselaan SM Station Maas
Edp Eendrachtsplein Sp Stationsplein
Hrp Heemraadsplein St Statentunnel
Kp Kruisplein VH Van Heusdestraat
Ml Mathenesserlaan      


I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap & Contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM map used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: RET

  1 Honingerdijk – Oostplein – Blaak – Coolsingel – Stadhuis – Centraal Station (Back entrance) – Statentunnel – Beukelsdijk - Aelbrechtsplein
  2 Stationsplein – Coolsingel – Blaak - Bloompjes - Willemsbrug – Viaduct – Putselaan – Charlois
  3 Diergaarde – Bergselaan - Schieweg - Schiekade - Stadhuis – Coolsingel – Blaak – Willemsbrug – Viaduct – Groene Zoom
  4 Koemarkt – Marconiplein – Mathenesserplein - Middellandstraat – Kruisplein – Stationsplein – Stadhuis – Meent - Oostplein – Station Maas
  5 Willemsplein – Eendrachtsweg - Eendrachtsplein – Kruisplein – Stationsplein – Schiekade – Schieweg - Gordelweg
  8 Bulgersteyn – Eendrachtsplein – Nieuwe Binnenweg – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Koemarkt
  9 Stationsplein – Coolsingel – Blaak – Willemsbrug – Viaduct – Lange Hilleweg
10 Spartastraat – Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Westzeedijk – Eendrachtsweg - Eendrachtsplein – Blaak – Meent - Oude Noorden – Station Noord – Kleiweg
11 Mathenesserplein – Mathenesserlaan - Nieuwe Binnenweg – Eendrachtsplein – Coolsingel – Stadhuis – Noordsingel – Lisplein
12 Bulgersteyn – Blaak - Bloompjes - Willemsbrug – Viaduct – Putselaan – Mijnherenlaan - Pleinweg
14 Heemraadsplein – Nieuwe Binnenweg – Eendrachtsplein – Kruisplein – Stationsplein – Noordsingel – Bergweg – Station Noord – Straatweg - Molenlaan
15 Ruigeplaatbrug – Westzeedijk – Claes de Vrieselaan – Middellandstraat – Kruisplein – Stationsplein – Stadhuis – Oude Noorden – Crooswijk
16 Spartastraat – Mathenesserplein - Middellandstraat – Kruisplein – Stationsplein – Stadhuis – Oostplein – Kralingen
17 Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Nieuwe Binnenweg – Eendrachtsplein – Blaak – Oostplein – Kralingen
22 Van Heusdestraat – Middellandstraat – Statentunnel – Bergweg – Oude Noorden – Av. Concordia

VICINAL TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Rotterdamsche Tramweg Maatschappij (RTM)

Spijkenisse lines Rotterdam - Tussenwater - Spijkenisse - Oostvorne
Spijkenisse lines Rotterdam - Tussenwater - Spijkenisse - Hellevoetsluis
Barendrecht lines Rotterdam - Barendrecht - Blaaksedijk - Strijen
Barendrecht lines Rotterdam - Barendrecht - Blaaksedijk - Krooswijk - Zuid-Beijerland
Barendrecht lines Rotterdam - Barendrecht - Blaaksedijk - Krooswijk - Goudswaard
Goeree-Overflakkee island lines Middelharnis - Oude-Tonge - Ooltgensplaat
Goeree-Overflakkee island lines Middelharnis - Stellendam - Ouddorp
Schouwen-Duiveland island line Burgh - Zierikzee - Zijpe
Sint Philipsland - West-Brabant line Anna Jacobapolder - Steenbergen

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: ? km.
  • Vicinal tram lines: ca. 140 km.


HISTORY

  • Trams: (horse-drawn) 1 June 1879 - 1917; (steam) 9 Apr. 1881 - ?; (electric) 18 Sept. 1905 - today.
  • Interurban LRT: 29 Oct. 2006 - today.
  • Vicinal tramways (RTM; steam, later diesel or diesel-electric): 2 May 1898 - 14 Feb. 1966.
  • Metro: 9 Feb. 1968 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams: 1435 mm. (Schiedam horse-tram line, 1902-1917: 1000 mm.)
  • Interurban LRT: 1435 mm.
  • Vicinal tramways: 1067 mm.
  • Metro: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Stichting RoMeO exhibits old trams from the city.

The Museum R.T.M. Ouddorp operates old steam and diesel trams of the RTM vicinal network.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Koenot, L. Tram 2000 - Flash 1998. Bruxelles: Tram 2000, 1998.
  • Pulling, N. Systems Factfile No.78: Rotterdam, The Netherlands", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2014 (77: 915), p.123-127.
  • "Systems Factfile No.20: Rotterdam, The Netherlands", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2009 (72: 857), p.178-181.
  • Vreedenberg, H.A. "Enemy occupation and tramways in the Netherlands", The Modern Tramway, Apr. 1946 (9: 97), p.29-31, 36, 38.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "RanDstadRail: The tram-train-metro compromise", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2006 (69: 826), p.380-384.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Blue Tram: Top notch LRT shouldn't have been axed", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2008 (71: 843), p.100-104.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Thanks to Dick van Efferen (from Rotterdam) for the extensive amount of information he kindly sent me, including large map files, and to Peter Zondag (from Utrecht) for information obtained through personal communication.


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