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1 Dec. 2008




NEDERLAND - THE NETHERLANDS

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ROTTERDAM

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The RandstadRail Light Rapid Rail system, joining The Hague, Rotterdam and nearby smaller municipalties, is shown on a separate map in its entirety.

Rotterdam 2008 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam 2008 downtown tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THIS MAP

CS Centraal Station HP Hofplein
Edw Eendrachtsweg      

By-pass the RandStad system map.

THE RANSTADRAIL SYSTEM

Randstadrail 2008 LRT map


ROUTES

Operator: RET

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  2 Charlois – Maashaven – Lombardijen – Groene Tuin
  4 Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Centraal Station – Bergweg – Station Noord – Molenlaan
  7 Willemsplein – Centraal Station – Stadhuis – Hofplein – Oostplein – Kralingen – Woudestein
  8 Spangen – Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Westzeedijk – Leuvehaven – Centraal Station – Stadhuis – Hofplein – Oude Noorden – Station Noord – Kleiweg
20 Centraal Station – Eendrachtsweg – Leuvehaven – Erasmusbrug – Laan op Zuid – Randweg – Lombardijen
21 De Esch – Woudestein – Oostplein – Centraal Station – Middellandstraat – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Woudhoek
23 Beverwaard – Groene Tuin – Tuinenhoven – Laan op Zuid – Erasmusbrug – Leuvehaven – Centraal Station – Middellandstraat – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Holy
25 Carnisselande – Vreewijk – Randweg – Laan op Zuid – Erasmusbrug – Leuvehaven – Centraal Station – Blijdorp – Schiebroek

LIGHT RAIL ROUTE

  E Erasmuslijn Den Haag Centraal Station – Station Laan van NOI – Leidschenveen – Pijnacker – Berkel en Rodenrijs – Rotterdam Hofplein

Note: The route designation E is not used by the system itself.

METRO ROUTES

  C Calandlijn (Nesselande / Binnenhof – Schenkel) / (De Terp) – Capelsebrug – Beurs – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Pernis – Tussenwater – De Akkers [Including a section of Sneltram (Fast Tram) in the northeast]
  E Erasmuslijn Centraal Station – Beurs – Leuvehaven – Maashaven – Slinge – Tussenwater – De Akkers

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: ? km.
  • Metro: 55 km. (incl. 8.4 km of Sneltram (Fast Tram))
  • LRT lines (shared with The Hague): 68 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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