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DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

NEDERLAND – THE NETHERLANDS

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31 Aug. 2009

The Hague tram system after the reintroduction of route No.8.




NEDERLAND - THE NETHERLANDS

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DEN HAAG - THE HAGUE

ROTTERDAM

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The Hague tram The Hague tram Randstadrail

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

The Hague 2009 tram map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THIS MAP

Bl Beeklaan LV Lange Vijverberg
Ck Conradkade Lwb Leeghwaterbrug
Hs De Heemstraat Rww Rijswijkseweg
Ls Lekstraat Sl Statenlaan

By-pass the Randstad system map.

THE RANDSTADRAIL SYSTEM

Randstadrail 2008 LRT map


ROUTES

Operator: HTM Personenvervoer NV

URBAN TRAM ROUTES

  1 Scheveningen Noorderstrand – Scheveningseweg – Centrum - Station HS – Leeghwaterbrug – Hoornbrug – Station Delft – Delft Tanthof
  2 Kraayenstein – Oude Haagweg – Grote Marktstraat (Tram tunnel) – Centrum - Centraal Station – Voorburg – Leidschendam – Leidschendam Noord
  3 Loosduinen – Laan van Meerdervoort – Grote Marktstraat (Tram tunnel) – Centrum - Centraal Station – Station Laan van NOI - Leidschenveen - Voorweg - Zoetermeer Centrum West - Seghwaert - De Leyens - Voorweg - Delftsewallen - Zoetermeer Centrum West [Between Centraal Station and Zoetermeer, operated like an LRT line]
  4 De Uithof – Leyenburg - Escamplaan – Grote Marktstraat (Tram tunnel) – Centrum - Centraal Station – Station Laan van NOI - Leidschenveen - Voorweg - Zoetermeer Centrum West - Seghwaert - Oosterheem Javalaan [Between Centraal Station and Oosterheem, operated like an LRT line]
  6 Leyenburg – Escamplaan – De Heemstraat – Hobbemastraat – Grote Marktstraat (Tram tunnel) – Centrum - Centraal Station – Het Kleine Loo – Leidschendam
  8 Madurodam – Koninginnegracht – Centraal Station – Centrum - Station HS – Parallelweg – Melis Stokelaan – Vrederust [Weekdays rush hours only]
  9 Scheveningen Noorderstrand – Madurodam – Koninginnegracht – Centraal Station – Centrum - Station HS – Parallelweg – Melis Stokelaan – Vrederust
10 Statenkwartier – Scheveningseweg – Lange Vijverberg – Centraal Station – Station HS – Leeghwaterbrug – Rijswijkseweg – Voorburg Station [Only on weekdays, during rush-hour]
11 Scheveningen Haven – Statenkwartier – Conradkade – De Heemstraat – Parallelweg – Station HS
12 Duindorp – Nieboerweg – Laan van Meerdervoort – Beeklaan – De Heemstraat – Parallelweg – Station HS
15 Centraal Station – Centrum - Station HS – Rijswijkseweg – Hoornbrug – Ypenburg – Nootdorp
16 Centraal Station – Lange Vijverberg – Station HS – Leeghwaterbrug – Moerwijk Station – Erasmusweg – Moerwijk - Melis Stokelaan – Wateringse Veld - Wateringen
17 Statenkwartier – Statenlaan – Kerkplein - Lange Vijverberg – Centraal Station – Lekstraat – Station HS – Leeghwaterbrug – Rijswijk Station – Eikelenburglaan – Wateringen

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.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Urban trams: 105 km.
  • LRT lines (shared with Rotterdam): 68 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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