Netherlands

Operating and Under Construction

Amsterdam
Arnheim
Den Hague
Enschede-Gronau
Gouda-Alphen
Heerlen-Aachen
Rotterdam
Utrecht (Nieuwegein)

In Planning

Gronningen




Rotterdam
Metro, light rail, tram



Rotterdam's first metro line, which was also the first metro in the Netherlands, opened in 1968. Today there are five lines, including two "Sneltrams", or light rail lines. These Sneltrams are able to switch between third rail power and overhead catenary power. The system covers 55.3 km and 48 stations.

Lines C, D and E are considered full metro lines. Line E connects Rotterdam with it's neighboring community of
The Hague. A mostly undergound extension connecting it with Line D opened in August 2010.

In January 2013,
approval to convert a 24 km national railway line from Schiedam to Hoek van Holland received approval. a 1.2 km extension will add 25.2 km to the Rotterdam metro network. The line will be completely above ground.

 


Photos courtesy of HermanR. Silbiger




RET rolling stock (1999)



Youtube Cabin Ride


EuroMETRORotterdam

METROSTATIONWILHELMINAPLEIN, ROTTERDAM

Metro
and Tram
Images from the ERS
PressRelease

The
Trams of Rotterdam by Ernst Kers
Rotterdam
Metro Stations
SSC Thread
Pics from nycsubway.org



Trams In Rotterdam

Rotterdamn has
nine tram lines totaling 93.4 km. The first tram opened in 1879. Most lines are street running in the city center, with running on private right of way in the suburbs. Several extensions and upgrades are planned as part of a plan known as TramPlus.


Youtube video of Line 11

Trams of Rotterdam from Ernst Kers


New tram rolling stock features futuristic cabs made to resemble accidents.
Splashtours - Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Rotterdam Transportation, photo, picture, image
Honorable mention is made of the Netherlands' newest contribution to bus rapid transit, mysteriously named the "
Splashbus".