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DESCRIPTION
The Hague tram opened in 1864 (initial horse tram); steam tram-cars were introduced in 1879, before the complete electrification (1890). The tram network was extended in 1927 (Gare HS-port de Scheveningen).
The current tram network consists in 12 lines; Lines 3, 4 (as well as Rotterdam metro Line E, which also serve The Hague central railway station) are part of the so-called RandstadRail network (Lines 3 and 4 run to Zoetermeer on a former suburban railway; Line E runs to Rotterdam on the old Hofpleinlijn, which is now connected with the Rotterdam metro system). RandstadRail links Rotterdam, The Hague and Zoetemeer, partly through existing railways tracks (Den Haag-Zoetermeer and Den Haag-Pijnacker-Rotterdam) and partly through new connections to The Hague tram and Rotterdam metro systems.
The first phase of Randstadrail was completed on October-November 2006, even if some technical problems (causing derailements) brought a temporary partial interruption and limitation of the service, in order to analyze the causes and take the idoneous measures. In The Hague the railway line Den Haag-Zoetermeer has been connected to the existing tram network by a new viaduct (the so-called "Netkous" running along Beatrixlaan), while a new underground section (the so-called "Souterrain", completed in 2004; it runs under Grote Marktstraat and includes two underground stations: Grote Markt and Spui) connects the central railway station to city centre.
Even if the Randstadrail system reuses existing railway infrastructures, it is disconnected from the national railway system, without any real tram-train/track-sharing operations.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1864initial horse tram opening--
1879steam tram introduction--
1890electrification completed--
1927Gare HS-port de Scheveningen--
2004Centraal Station-Prinsegrachttram tunnel--
2007tram-train Line 4 De Uithof-Zoetermeer opening--
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
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Single line stops
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Single line avg. distance (km)
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Total track length (km)
105
Total network stops
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Avg. stop net distance (km)
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Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600/750 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
BN,ALSTOM,SIEMENS
Model
GTL8-I,GTL8-II,Regiocitadis,Avenio
Operator
HTM PERSONENVERVOER
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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