THE GS TRAM SITE

DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

NEDERLAND – THE NETHERLANDS

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1 Sept. 1924




NEDERLAND - THE NETHERLANDS

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DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

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Hague 164 tram Hague 57 tram Hague 505 open tram

The Hague 1924 tram map


INSET: THE CENTRE OF THE HAGUE

The Hague 1924 downtown tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THESE MAPS

APS Anna Paulownastraat LV Lange Vijverberg
AS Atjehstraat NDW Nieuwe Duinweg
Bl Beeklaan RL Regentesselaan
Ck Conradkade Rww Rijswijkseweg
FHL Frederik Hendriklaan Sl Statenlaan
GBW Gedempte Burgwal VBL Van Boetzelaerlaan
GHL Groot Hertoginnelaan VBP Valkenbosplein
LCP Louise de Colignyplein WS Wagenstraat



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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

Operator: Haagsche Tramweg Maatschappij (HTM)

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  A Frankenslag - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Laan van Meerdervoort - Alexanderstraat - Lange Vijverberg - Staatsspoor
  1 Bankaplein - Denneweg - Plein - Spui - Wagenstraat - Station HS
  2 Atjehstraat - Anna Paulownastraat - Groote Markt - Station HS - Hildebrandplein
  3 Marlot - Bezuidenhoutseweg - Staatsspoor - Plein - Buitenhof - Prins Hendrikplein - Laan van Meerdervoort - Lijsterbesstraat
  4 Louise de Colignyplein - Bezuidenhoutseweg - Staatsspoor - Plein - Spui - Wagenstraat - Station HS
  5 Valkenboschlaan - Weimarstraat - Elandstraat - Mauritskade - Prinsessegracht
  6 Regentesselaan - Hobbemaplein - Hobbemastraat - Gedempte Burgwal - Spui - Plein
  7 Sportlaan - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Laan van Meerdervoort - Javastraat - Jan van Nassaustraat - Bezuidenhoutseweg - Laan van NOI
  8 Scheveningen Kurhaus - Scheveningscheweg - Alexanderstraat - Lange Vijverberg - Plein
  9 Scheveningen Kurhaus - Nieuwe Parklaan - Koninginnegracht - Prinsessegracht - Plein - Spui - Wagenstraat - Station HS
10 Kranenburgweg - Statenplein - Waldeck Pyrmontkade - Groote Markt - Station HS
10bis Scheveningen Kurhaus - Nieuwe Duinweg - Frederik Hendriklaan - Statenplein - Waldeck Pyrmontkade - Groote Markt - Station HS [Not in the summer season]
12 Nieboerweg - Laan van Meerdervoort - Regentesselaan - Hobbemaplein - Vaillantlaan - Parallellweg - Station HS - Lekstraat - Staatsspoor
13 Westeinde - Buitenhof - Binnenhof - Plein - Staatsspoor - Bezuidenhoutseweg - Laan van NOI
14 Scheveningen Kurhaus - Nieuwe Duinweg - Frederik Hendriklaan - Statenplein - Laan van Meerdervoort - Valkenbosplein [summer season only]
15 Scheveningen Kurhaus - Nieuwe Parklaan - Koninginnegracht - Jan van Nassaustraat - Louise de Colignyplein [summer season only]

STEAM TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg Maatschappij (HSM)

HSM Station HS - Parallelweg - Hobbemaplein - Conradkade - Van Boetzelaerlaan - Scheveningen Strand

Operator: Westlandsche Stoomtramweg-Maatschappij (WSM)

WSM Den Haag Lijnbaan - Loosduinen - Poeldijk - Naaldwijk/'s Gravenzande
WSM Den Haag Lijnbaan - Loosduinen - Kijkduin

INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES (ELECTRIC)

Operator: Haagsche Buurt-Spoorwegen (HBS)

I1 Huygensplein - Rijswijkseweg - Rijswijk - Hoornbrug - Delft Haagpoort
I2 Dierentuin - Benoordenhoutseweg - Marlot - Wassenaar Haagsche Schouw
I3 Huygensplein - Rijswijkseweg - Rijswijk Oranjelaan

Operator: Noord-Zuid-Hollandse Tramweg Maatschappij (NZH):

HL Den Haag Malieveld - Voorburg Oosteinde - Leidschendam - Voorschoten - Leiden Station
SV Scheveningen Kurhaus - Raamgracht - Malieveld - Voorburg Oosteinde

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: 50 km.
  • Steam tram lines:
    • HSM Station HS - Scheveningen Strand: 8 km.
    • WSM Den Haag - Loosduinen - Poeldijk - Naaldwijk: 15km.
    • WSM Poeldijk - Gravenzande: 6 km.
    • WSM Loosduinen - Kijkduin: 2 km.
  • Interurban lines:
    • Den Haag - Rijswijk - Delft Haagpoort: 7 km.
    • Den Haag - Marlot - Wassenaar: 14 km.
    • Scheveningen - Den Haag: 4.5 km.
    • Den Haag - Voorburg - Leiden: 18 km.


HISTORY

  • Urban trams: (horse-drawn) 25 June 1864 - 3 March 1907; (steam) 1 July 1879 - 31 Dec. 1925; (battery) 1 Aug. 1890 - 5 Aug. 1904; (electric, from overhead wire) 6 Aug. 1904 - today.
  • Steam trams:
    • HSM Station HS-Scheveningen Strand: 12 June 1886 - 15 July 1927 (from 1 Jan. 1926, operated by HTM) [since 15 July 1927, part of the Hague tram network]
    • WSM lines: 1 May 1883 (branch Poeldijk-'s Gravenzande: from 14 August 1883) - 1 October 1932 (branch Loosduinen-Kijkduin, till 1928)
  • Interurban lines:
    • Den Haag-Rijswijk-Delft Haagpoort: horse-drawn on 1524 mm gauge 26 June 1866 - 30 Nov. 1874; horse-drawn on 1445 mm gauge: 20 Jan. 1877 - 30 July 1887; steam traction: 31 July 1887 - 30 June 1924; electric: 7 Feb. 1923 - today (urban since 9 January 1965)
    • Den Haag-Marlot-Wassenaar-Leiden: steam ? - ; electric 16 May 1925 - 9 Nov. 1961
    • Scheveningen-Den Haag: 1 July 1879 - 12 Apr. 1924; electric: 12 Apr. 1924 - 31 Aug. 1957
    • Den Haag-Voorburg-Leiden: steam on 1067 mm gauge 20 June 1885 - 24 Jan. 1924; electric: 12 Apr. 1924 - 9 Nov. 1961
  • Interurban LRT: 29 Oct. 2006 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams: 1435 mm. (except for some interurbans, see under history)
  • Interurban LRT: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Haags Openbaar Vervoer Museum exhibits old trams from the city.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Albers, L.J.P. Trams en tramlijnen: De 'Blauwe Tram' - 1924-1961. Rotterdam: Uitgevers Wyt, 1971.
  • Koenot, L. Tram 2000 - Flash 1998. Bruxelles: Tram 2000, 1998.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.49 - Den Haag, The Netherlands", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2011 (74: 886), p.395-397.
  • van Dam, F. "A new tram route in Den Haag", Modern Tramway, Dec. 1974 (37:444), p.419-423.
  • 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 Maurits van Witsen (from the Netherlands) for the large amount of useful information he kindly sent me concerning the history of the tram system of the Hague. Peter Zondag (from Utrecht, The Netherlands) has also kindly contributed his knowledge concerning this city.


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