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Rotterdam 1972 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam 1972 downtown tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THIS MAP

CdV Claes de Vrieselaan Kp Kruisplein
CS Centraal Station NBw Nieuwe Binnenweg
Cs Coolsingel Ns Noordsingel
Edp Eendrachtsplein St Statentunnel
Hp Hofplein      

ROUTES

Operator: RET

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  1 Honingerdijk – Oostplein – Hofplein – Centraal Station – Kruisplein – Middellandstraat – Marconiplein – Koemarkt (Schiedam)
  2 Charlois – Maashaven – Randweg – Lombardijen – Prinsenplein (Tuinenhoven)
  3 Kralingen – Oostplein – Hofplein – Centraal Station – Kruisplein – Coolsingen – Hofplein – Blijdorp – Tiergaarde
  4 Heemraadsplein – Nieuwe Binnenweg – Eendrachtsplein – Kruisplein – Centraal Station – Noordsingel – Bergweg – Station Noord – Molenlaan
  5 Willemsplein – Eendrachtsplein – Kruisplein – Centraal Station – Blijdorp – Schiebroek
  6 Spangen – Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Hudsonplein – Westzeedijk – Leuvehaven – Hofplein – Oude Noorden – Station Noord – Kleiweg
  8 Kralingen – Oostplein – Eendrachtsplein – Nieuwe Binnenweg – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Koemarkt (Schiedam)
  9 Hudsonplein – Westzeedijk – Claes de Vrieselaan - Middellandstraat – Statentunnel – Centraal Station (Back entrance) – Bergweg – Oude Noorden – Av. Concordia
11 Centraal Station – Kruisplein – Middellandstraat – Spangen
12 Maashaven – Randweg – Lombardijen [Only in rush hours]

METRO ROUTE

  E Erasmuslijn Centraal Station – Beurs – Leuvehaven – Maashaven – Slinge

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: ? km.
  • Metro: ? 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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