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DESCRIPTION
Amsterdam transit network combines tram, LRT and metro lines. The first tram line opened in 1875 (horse tram) and was totally electrified in 1916. Nowadays tram network consists in 16 lines, along 3 main axis (from the railway station towards southern, western and eastern directions), plus a Circle Line passing as well through the station.
The most recent line is the so-called L26 or IJTram opened in 2005; this express tram line (LRT) connects the Central Railway Station to the new city expansion of IJburg (which consists in 7 islands close to the arbour and connected each other). Line 26 left the Central Station, prosecutes ground level for a short section, then goes underground for 2 km, before surfacing in the harbour area and reaching the westernmost islands of IJburg over EnneYs-Heerma bridge.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1875initial horse tram opening--
1910network extension--
1913network extension--
1916network extension; electrification completed--
1921network extension--
1922network extension--
1928network extension--
1929network extension--
1930network extension--
1931network maximum extension: 25 lines--
1950route closures due to substitutive bus service introduction Bos en Lommerplein extension--
1954Slotermeer extension--
1962Osdorp extension--
1974Geuzenveld extension--
1975Slotervaart-Zuid extension--
1978Station Zuid extension--
1980Flevopark extension--
1981Station RAI extension--
1982Station Sloterdijk extension--
1989Bos en Lommer/Slotermeer extension--
1991Nieuw Sloten extension--
2001De Aker extension--
2004Java-eilandAzartplein
30-05-2005L26IJTram
2006VU Medisch Centrum extension--
2013L25Centraal Station-President Kennedylaan Rivierenbuurt
2015L24Centraal Station-VU Medisch Centrum
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
213
Total network stops
~300
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.7
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
600 V DC overhead
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
LHB,BN,SIEMENS
Model
Type 9G,Type 10G,Type 11G,Type 12G,Combino
Operator
GVB
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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