Veolia Transport Nederland

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Veolia Transport Nederland is, like Connexxion, a Dutch subsidiary of Veolia Transdev. It provides bus, train and ferry services.


The company first appeared in the Netherlands in 1997 when it traded as CGEA. This company had a 70% share in the train company Lovers Rail who operated trains from Amsterdam to IJmuiden and Amsterdam to Lisse for the Keukenhof. It also bought the Dutch bus companies BBA, Limex and Stadsbus Maastricht. It continued to use these brand names for a while. Eventually these names disappeared and became Veolia Transport Nederland.


Name Previous operator Bus services (key places) Rail services Ferry services
Gelderland/Veluwe BBA Apeldoorn (main hub), Harderwijk, Amersfoort, Ede, Wageningen, Zwolle
Limburg Hermes, Limex, Stadsbus Maastricht Maastricht, Heerlen, Roermond, Venlo, Kerkrade Heuvellandlijn (Maastricht - Valkenburg - Heerlen - Kerkrade)
Maaslijn (Nijmegen - Venlo - Roermond)
North Brabant BBA, Hermes Tilburg, Breda, Bergen op Zoom
South Holland Connexxion The Hague, Delft, Zoetermeer
Zeeland Connexxion Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Vlissingen - Breskens (Veolia Transport Fast Ferries)

Veolia Transport Nederland had a subsidiary, Veolia Cargo Nederland BV, that operated cargo trains on various routes, it was sold in 2009.

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