Trams in The Hague

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The Hague Tram
Tram and light rail
Logo HTM.svg
Randstadrail RegioCitadis Zoetermeer.jpg
RegioCitadis of RandstadRail for the tramlines 3, 4 en 19 at Station Seghwaert.
Operation
Locale The Hague, Netherlands
Horsecar era: 1864 (1864)–1907
Status closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Propulsion system(s) horses
Steam tram era: 1879–1932
Status closed
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Propulsion system(s) steam
Electric tram era: since 1904
Status Operational
Routes 9 tram lines
03 light rail lines (Lines 3, 4 & 19)
Owner(s) City of The Hague
Operator(s)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Propulsion system(s) Electricity
Electrification 600 V DC Catenary (also 750 V DC for tram-train vehicles)
Depot(s) Lijsterbesstraat
Scheveningen
Zichtenburg
Stock 116 GTL8
60 Siemens Avenio
71 Alstom RegioCitadis
Route length 117 kilometres (73 mi)
The Hague tramway network, 2013
The Hague tramway network, 2013.
Website HTM Personenvervoer

The Hague Tram (Dutch: Haagse tram) is a tram network forming part of the public transport system in the city of The Hague in South Holland, the Netherlands.

Opened in 1864, the network currently[when?] has twelve tram lines, three of which were built to light rail standards and currently operate under the RandstadRail brand. It consists of 117 kilometres of rails and 241 stops, and has been operated by HTM Personenvervoer since 2002, being the successor of N.V. Gemengd Bedrijf Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij (01-01-1927 - 11-06-2002) and N.V. Haagsche Tramweg-Maatschappij (HTM) (01-05-1887 - 01-01-1927).

Overview[edit]

The first lines in The Hague were horse-drawn. In the first half of the 1880s, steam trams appeared and rapidly replaced the horse-drawn lines, especially in longer services. One of these was the line between The Hague and Delft in July 1887, which is still in service today and extended to Scheveningen Noorderstrand. In August 1904, the first electrified line went into service; this is now part of line 9 between Plein and Scheveningen Kurhaus. Most of this line is still part of the line between Vrederust and Scheveningen Noorderstrand.

A 1.25-kilometre (0.78 mi) long city centre tunnel for trams was opened in March 2004. It is used by Lines 2, 3, 4 and 6 and incorporates two underground stations: Spui and Grote Markt.[1] The tunnel is the western section of a grade-separated section of the tram network, part of a proposed semi-metro network in the 1950s. Currently, it includes the tunnel and an elevated viaduct to the east, which includes a branch line for RandstadRail trams that connects to the former Hofpleinlijn near Den Haag Laan van NOI railway station. Trams on RandstadRail lines 3 and 4 use this connecting line, and then share track and stations with Rotterdam Metro line E trains as far as Leidschendam-Voorburg before diverting onto the former Zoetermeer Stadslijn towards Zoetermeer.

As of 2017, the fleet consists of approximately 250 trams of three types:

  • GTL8: eight-axle, three-section articulated trams. They have the HTM's red-and-beige livery and are uni-directional with a cab at only one end. These trams were built by La Brugeoise et Nivelles in Bruges, Belgium (now part of Bombardier Transportation) in two generations:
    • GTL8-I, 100 first-generation trams delivered from 1981-1984
    • GTL8-II, 47 second-generation trams delivered from 1992-1993
  • Avenio: four-section, 100% low-floor trams. They have the red-and-grey R-NET livery and are bi-directional with cabs on both ends. 60 trams (40 trams ordered in 2011 and another 20 in 2014) were built by Siemens Mobility in Germany from 2014 to 2015, and have been gradually replacing the older GTL8 trams since 2015. These trams have the red and grey R-NET livery.
  • RegioCitadis: three-section, 70% low-floor light rail vehicles with dual-voltage capabilities. They have the blue-and-white RandstadRail livery and are also bi-directional. 72 trams were built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, of which 54 entered service in 2006-2007 and a further 18 in 2011. They are used as tram-trains on the line to Zoetermeer and on line 19 between Leidschendam and Delft.

Lines[edit]

Line 1[edit]

Line 1: Scheveningen Noorderstrand - Delft Tanthof

Zwarte Pad - Kurhaus - Scheveningseslag - Badhuiskade - Keizerstraat - Duinstraat - Frankenslag - World Forum - Adriaan Goekooplaan - Ary van der Spuyweg - Vredespaleis - Javastraat - Mauritskade - Kneuterdijk - Centrum - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Broeksloot - Herenstraat - Hoornbrug - Broekpolder - 's-Gravenmade - Vlietbrug - Verffabriek - Brasserskade - Nieuwe Plantage - Prinsenhof - Delft Station - Krakeelpolderweg - Hovenpassage - Martinus Nijhofflaan - Diepenbrockstraat - Van der Slootsingel - Sadatweg - Bikolaan - Abtswoudsepark

Line 2[edit]

Line 2: Kraayenstein - Leidschendam Leidsenhage

Kraayensteinlaan - Kapelaan Meereboerweg - Loosduinse Hoofdstraat - Burgemeester Hovylaan - Buitentuinen - Walnootstraat - Thorbeckelaan - Nieuwendamlaan - Laan van Eik en Duinen - Kamperfoeliestraat - Valkenboslaan - Fahrenheitstraat - De la Reyweg - Monstersestraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Ternoot - Oostinje - Stuyvesantstraat - Station Laan van NOI - Bruijnings Ingenhoeslaan - Mgr. van Steelaan - Prinses Beatrixlaan - Voorburg 't Loo - Elzendreef - Essesteijn - Leidsenhage - HMC Antoniushove

Line 3[edit]

Line 3: Loosduinen - Zoetermeer Centrum West

Arnold Spoelplein - Pisuissestraat - Mozartlaan - Heliotrooplaan - Muurbloemweg - Hoefbladlaan - De Savornin Lohmanplein - Appelstraat - Zonnebloemstraat - Azaleaplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Valkenbosplein - Conradkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Leidsewallen - De Leyens - Buytenwegh - Voorweg (High Level) - Meerzicht - Driemanspolder - Delftsewallen - Dorp - Centrum West

There are additional services Savornin Lohmanplein - Den Haag Centraal railway station during rush hours

Line 4[edit]

Line 4: De Uithof - Zoetermeer Javalaan

De Uithof - Beresteinlaan - Bouwlustlaan - De Rade - Dedemsvaart - Zuidwoldepad - Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Dierenselaan - De la Reyweg - Monstersestraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Willem Dreeslaan - Oosterheem - Javalaan

There are additional services Monstersestraat - Zoetermeer Javalaan during rush hours

Line 6[edit]

Line 6: Leyenburg - Leidschendam Noord

Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Nunspeetlaan - Paul Krugerplein - Delftselaan - Hobbemaplein - Vaillantlaan - Om en Bij - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Ternoot - Oostinje - Stuyvesantplein - Carel Reinierszkade - Reigersbergenweg - Vlamenburg - Hofzichtlaan - Margarethaland - Aegonplein - Station Mariahoeve - Essesteijn - Leidsenhage - Burgemeester Kolfschotenlaan - Kastelenring - Dillenburgsingel

Line 9[edit]

Line 9: Scheveningen Noorderstrand - Vrederust

Zwarte Pad - Kurhaus - Circustheater - Nieuwe Duinweg - Wagenaarweg - Madurodam - Riouwstraat - Laan Copes van Cattenburch - Javabrug - Dr. Kuyperstraat - Malieveld - Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Jacob Catsstraat - Wouwermanstraat - Dynamostraat - Anna Bijnslaan - Moerweg - Zuiderpark - Loevesteinlaan - Leyweg - Leggelostraat - Wolweversgaarde - Revalidatiecentrum - Beresteinlaan - De Dreef

Line 11[edit]

Line 11: Scheveningen Haven-Strand - Station Hollands Spoor

Strandweg - Vuurbaakstraat - Duinstraat - Doornstraat - Statenlaan - Willem de Zwijgerlaan - Boreelstraat - Houtrust - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Laan van Meerdervoort - Weimarstraat - Loosduinseweg - Delftselaan - Hobbemaplein - Hoefkade - Wouwermanstraat - Jacob Catsstraat - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijkseplein

Line 12[edit]

Line 12: Duindorp - Station Hollands Spoor

Markenseplein - Tholensestraat - Doctor van Welylaan - Sportlaan - Goudenregenplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Copernicusplein - Weimarstraat - Cartesiusstraat - Loosduinseweg - Paul Krugerplein - Delftselaan - Hobbemaplein - Hoefkade - Wouwermanstraat - Jacob Catsstraat - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijkseplein

Line 15[edit]

Line 15: Centraal Station - Nootdorp

Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Rijswijkseplein/Station Hollands Spoor - Goudriaankade - Van Musschenbroekstraat - Wenckebachstraat - Broeksloot - Herenstraat - Hoornbrug - Broekpolder - Laan van 's-Gravenmade (P+R Hoornwijck) - Laan van Ypenburg - Plesmanlaan - Scholekstersingel - Gruttosingel - Nootdorp Centrum

Line 16[edit]

Line 16: Statenkwartier - Wateringen

Van Boetzelaerlaan - Frankenslag - Frederik Hendriklaan - Statenplein - Gemeentemuseum/Museon - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Waldeck Pyrmontkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - Noordwal - Gravenstraat - Buitenhof - Korte Voorhout - Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Jonckbloetplein - Van Zeggelenlaan - Alberdingk Thijmstraat - Station Moerwijk - Heeswijkplein - Erasmusplein - Geysterenweg - Remmersteinstraat - Hardenbroekstraat - Loevesteinlaan - Leyweg - Leggelostraat - Steenwijklaan - Hoge Veld - Oosteinde - Lage Veld - Parijsplein - Dorpskade

Line 17[edit]

Line 17: Centrum - Wateringen

Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Centrum - Buitenhof - Korte Voorhout - Centraal Station - Weteringplein - Rijswijkseplein - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Jonckbloetplein - Van Vredenburchweg - Generaal Spoorlaan - Handelskade - Patentlaan - Volmerlaan - Treubstraat - Rijswijk Station - In de Bogaard - Admiraal Helfrichsingel - Weidedreef - Aletta Jacobsstraat - Eikelenburg - Parijsplein - Dorpskade

Line 19[edit]

  • Operated temporarily by RandstadRail as light rail, because of a lack of space for a turning loop due to major refurbishment of the area around Delft Central station. As a temporary (and cost saving) measure a head end stop has been built at Nieuwe Plantage and use RandstadRail-branded RegioCitadis trams. The route of tram 19 will be extended to TU Delft campus in the near future (2017).
Line 19: Leidschendam Leidsenhage - Delft University (temporary terminus at Nieuwe Plantage)

HMC Antoniushove - Leidsenhage - Weigelia - Oosteinde - Oude Middenweg - Klaverveld - Leidschenveen Centrum - Lanen - Station Ypenburg - Weidevogellaan - Gruttosingel - Scholekstersingel - Ypenburg Centrum - Anthony Fokkersingel - Brasserskade - Nieuwe Plantage (- Prinsenhof - Delft Station - Zuidpoort - Mijnbouwplein - TU Aula - TU Civiele Techniek - TU Bouwkunde - TU Watermanweg - Technopolis)

Seasonal lines[edit]

  • 5 (Sundays only, during the beach season, replacing tram 15 between Nootdorp and Den Haag Centraal railway station and as reinforcement of line 9 between Den Haag Centraal railway station and Zwarte Pad)

Zwarte Pad - Kurhaus - Circustheater - Stevinstraat - Nieuwe Duinweg - Cremerweg - Wagenaarweg - Madurodam - Riouwstraat - Laan Copes van Cattenburch - Javabrug - Dr. Kuyperstraat - Malieveld - Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Rijswijkseplein/Station Hollands Spoor - Goudriaankade - Van Musschenbroekstraat - Wenckebachstraat - Broeksloot - Herenstraat - Hoornbrug - Broekpolder - Laan van 's-Gravenmade (P+R Hoornwijck) - Laan van Ypenburg - Plesmanlaan - Scholekstersingel - Gruttosingel - Nootdorp Centrum

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Den Haag Tram & RandstadRail". UrbanRail.net. 2011. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in The Hague at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°05′N 04°19′E / 52.083°N 4.317°E / 52.083; 4.317