THE GS TRAM SITE

DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

NEDERLAND – THE NETHERLANDS

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9 Nov. 1961

The Hague tram network on the last day of operation of the Hague-Leiden interurban trams (both the GBHTM's I2 line and the NZHVM line).




NEDERLAND - THE NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

ROTTERDAM

UTRECHT


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The Hague 1961 tram map


INSET: THE CENTRE OF THE HAGUE

The Hague 1961 downtown tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THESE MAPS

DSL De Savornin Lohmanplein NPL Nieuwe Parklaan
GHL Groot Hertoginnelaan PG Prinsessegracht
GRP Goudenregenplein PW Prinsessewal
KK Koningskade SHL Stadhouderslaan
KM Kalvermarkt SLN Station Laan van NOI
LV Lange Vijverberg SP Stuyvesantplein
LWP Leeghwaterplein TM Turfmarkt
MV Malieveld VL Vaillantlaan
ND Nieuwe Duinweg VVS Van der Vennestraat
NH Nieuwe Haven      



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ROUTES

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Gemengd Bedrijf Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij (GBHTM) (predecessor of HTM Personenvervoer NV)

  2 Meer en Bos – Laan van Meerdervoort – Mient - Weimarstraat - Prinsessewal - Kerkplein
  3 Laan van Poot – Goudenregenplein - Laan van Meerdervoort – Kerkplein - Lange Vijverberg - Koningskade - Staatsspoor
  5 Appelstraat – Mient - Weimarstraat - Mauritskade - Koninginnegracht - Prinsessegracht
  6 Monnickendamplein – Escamplaan – Paul Krugerplein - Hobbemastraat – Prinsegracht – Kalvermarkt – Bezuidenhoutseweg - Laan van NOI - Stuyvesantplein - Het Kleine Loo - Hofzichtlaan
  7 De Savornin Lohmanplein – Laan van Meerdervoort – Groot Hertoginnelaan - Laan van Meerdervoort - Javastraat - Haagsche Bosch - Bezuidenhoutseweg - Laan van NOI - Station Laan van NOI
  8 Scheveningen Kurhaus – Scheveningseweg – Alexanderstraat - Kalvermarkt – Spui - Station HS
  9 Scheveningen Kurhaus – Nieuwe Parklaan - Koninginnegracht – Lange Vijverberg – Kalvermarkt – Spui - Station HS
10 Prins Mauritslaan – Stadhouderslaan – Waldeck Pyrmontkade - Prinsegracht – Koningstraat – Parallelweg – Station HS – Rijswijkseweg – Stuwstraat - Trekweg
11 Scheveningen-Strand – Van Boetzelaerlaan – Conradkade – De Heemstraat – Parallelweg – Station HS
12 Markenseplein – Goudenregenplein – Laan van Meerdervoort – Beeklaan – Paul Krugerplein - Van der Vennestraat – Vaillantlaan - Parallelweg – Station HS – Rijswijkseplein - Lekstraat – Staatsspoor
14 De Savornin Lohmanplein – Laan van Meerdervoort – Groot Hertoginnelaan - Stadhouderslaan – Nieuwe Duinweg - Nieuwe Parklaan - Scheveningen Kurhaus
16 Moerwijk - Erasmusweg - Hildebrandplein - Goeverneurlaan - Leeghwaterplein - Rijswijkseplein - Spui - Kalvermarkt – Nieuwe Haven
17 Moerwijk - Erasmusweg - Hildebrandplein - Goeverneurlaan - Leeghwaterplein - Rijswijkseplein - Spui - Kalvermarkt – Bezuidenhoutseweg - Laan van NOI - Station Laan van NOI

INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Gemengd Bedrijf Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij (GBHTM) (predecessor of HTM Personenvervoer NV)

I1 Turfmarkt – Spui - Rijswijkseweg – Hoornbrug – Rijswijkse - Delft
I2 Turfmarkt – Lange Vijverberg – Haagsche Bosch - Benoordenhoutseweg - Marlot - Wassenaar - Leiden (Haarlemmerstraat)
I3 Turfmarkt – Kalvermarkt – Spui - Rijswijkseweg - Voorburg Station

Operator: Noord-Zuid-Hollandse Vervoer Maatschappij (NZHVM)

HL Den Haag Malieveld - Voorburg Oosteinde - Leidschendam - Voorschoten - Leiden Station

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: 60 km.
  • Interurban lines (GBHTM lines partly on shared track):
    • Den Haag - Rijswijk - Delft: 9 km.
    • Rijswijk - Voorburg Station: 2 km.
    • Den Haag - Marlot - Wassenaar - Leiden: 20 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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