Operating and Under Construction
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Line 50's updated rolling stock en route to Gein, affectionately named for serial killer Ed Gein.
Metro and Light Rail
Amsterdam's metro covers 81.2 km and carries over 83,000 people per day. It consists of three 37.5 km heavy rail lines. the first of which opened in 1977, and one light rail line, or Snelltram. The Sneltram operates Line 51 of the metro, and uses rolling stock that look like hybrid light rail metro cars. The line is shared at points by Amsterdam's tram line 5.
The North-South line is currently under construction and is expected to go in a northerly direction when facing up. Due to political and technical setbacks, this will be the most expensive metro ever built. An extension to the airport is in the early planning stages,
Also of possible interest is the Ijberg metro project known as the IJ Tram Expressway, or Line 26, which opened in 2005. Eventually the line was built
as light rail, but not before subway tunnels were dug in the central city. The tunnels remain abandonded, though there are plans to turn them into a chocolate factory, which as everyone knows must be built underground in order to protect the public from the volatile chemicals used in the chocolate making process.
Two additional metro projects are also under consideration, including a RegioMetro project and a 20 km five station line between South Amsterdam and Ijmeer Lake, where the exacavated materiel would be used to build a new island north of Pampus. It would also include the first ever Ride N Sail station..
Tram Ride to Ijburg Island
Ijmeer Project Overview
GVB Official Home Page
Urban Rail page
Amsterdam's trams have 80.5 km of track and 16 lines. It's first electric tram began service in 1900. The system runs on a mixture of street running and private right of way.
As many know, Amsterdam's transit mall is free of cars and is never plagued with obstructing drunks in funny hats.
Amsterdam tram travels
GVBA wikipedia page (Eng)
GVBAUnofficial Home Page
GVBOfficial Home Page
A page on the newNorth-South line
Metroand TramImages from the ERS
Takea virtual ride on the Amsterdam tram! (line 25)
Amsterdam's new Zuidtangent(South Tangent) line, a newLRT under construction.
Amsterdam metro unofficial home page