THE GS TRAM SITE

ROTTERDAM

NEDERLAND – THE NETHERLANDS

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15 Aug. 2010




NEDERLAND - THE NETHERLANDS

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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 2010 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam 2010 downtown tram map


By-pass the Randstad system map.

THE RANSTADRAIL SYSTEM

Randstadrail 2010 LRT map




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 maps 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

Operator: RET

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  2 Charlois – Maashaven – Randweg – Station Lombardijen - Lombardijen – Groene Tuin
  4 Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Nieuwe Binnenweg - Centraal Station – Bergweg – Station Noord – Straatweg - Molenlaan
  7 Willemsplein – Eendrachtsweg - Centraal Station – Stadhuis – Hofplein – Oostplein – Kralingen – Woudestein
  8 Spangen – Marconiplein – Delfshaven – Westzeedijk – Leuvehaven – Beurs - Centraal Station – Stadhuis – Oude Noorden – Station Noord – Kleiweg
11 Blijdorp Zoo – Bergselaan - Schiekade - Centraal Station (north entrance) – Blijdorp Zoo [Circular route, clockwise]
20 Centraal Station – Eendrachtsweg – Leuvehaven – Erasmusbrug – Laan op Zuid – Randweg – Station Lombardijen - Lombardijen
21 De Esch – Woudestein – Oostplein – Beurs - Stadhuis - Centraal Station – Middellandstraat – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Woudhoek
23 Beverwaard – Groene Tuin – Sportdorp – Laan op Zuid – Erasmusbrug – Leuvehaven – Beurs - Stadhuis - Centraal Station – Middellandstraat – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Holy
25 Carnisselande – Zuidwijk - Vreewijk – Randweg – Laan op Zuid – Erasmusbrug – Leuvehaven – Beurs - Centraal Station – Schiekade - Bergpolder – Melanchton weg - Schiebroek

METRO AND LRT ROUTES

  A Binnenhof – Station Alexander - Schenkel – Capelsebrug – Oostplein - Beurs – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Schiedam [Sneltram (Fast Tram) between Binnenhof & Capelsebrug]
  B Nesselande – Station Alexander - Schenkel – Capelsebrug – Oostplein - Beurs – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Schiedam [Sneltram (Fast Tram) between Nesselande & Capelsebrug]
  C De Terp – Capelsebrug – Oostplein - Beurs – Delfshaven – Marconiplein – Schiedam – Pernis – Tussenwater – De Akkers
  D Centraal Station – Beurs – Leuvehaven – Maashaven – Slinge – Tussenwater – De Akkers
  E Den Haag Centraal Station – Station Laan van NOI – Leidschenveen – Pijnacker – Berkel en Rodenrijs – Rotterdam Centraal Station [LRT line formerly known as the Erasmuslijn]

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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