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Old September 1st, 2014, 01:24 PM   #181
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It is a seperate city with its own tram and bus and light rail system. So I guess yes.
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Old September 4th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #182
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Rotterdam Tram Depots

As I have mentioned on the Riga thread, I am interested in locating the tram depots of European towns & cities. As far as Rotterdam is concerned, I've found depots at BEVERWAARD (a new one in the south east of the city, next to a Park & Ride), HILLEDIJK (which I've heard is closed and demolished), HILLEGERSBERG (near Straatweg) and KLEIWEG (at the end of Route 8). Various sources repeatedly mention a depot in DELFSHAVEN, but I can't find it. Can I assume it's closed?
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Old September 5th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #183
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Indeed Delfshaven is long gone, Hilledijk is closed and demolished and Hillegersberg is only used by a society which preserves old trams. Kleiweg is now only used as a workshop for vehicle overhauls as far as I know. The other depot currently in use is at Kralingen, in the east of the city.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #184
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Indeed Delfshaven is long gone, Hilledijk is closed and demolished and Hillegersberg is only used by a society which preserves old trams. Kleiweg is now only used as a workshop for vehicle overhauls as far as I know. The other depot currently in use is at Kralingen, in the east of the city.
Thanks for that, Matt. I have to say that Kralingen is new to me - I've never heard of it. I've had a quick look on Google Satelite Maps, but I haven't found it. Which street is it on, or what's the nearest tramstop? I did a bit of digging around, and it looks as if Beverwaard will replace EVERY other depot.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 02:33 AM   #185
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It's more or less next to the Avenue Concordia stop on the Oostzeedijk, behind the houses.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #186
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I have friends over here. One of them just graduated from his engineering program and wanted to explore some rail-based systems in Netherlands, so off we went.

On two previous occasions, I felt a bit strange that, at station Beurs, when changing lines (A direction Schiedam to D direction De Akkers in this case), the most ostensibly signaling actually send you out of the fare zone, crossing the mezzanine and then in the fare zone again, which means you check out and in with the OV-Chipkaart.

Today, I found there are actually corridors and stairs that allow passengers to change lines without exiting the gated perimeter. It is nothing secret, just not signed at all.

Is crowd control the reason for which they don't send passengers down the underpass on line D/E? Or is it just a matter of misplaced signs?
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Old April 16th, 2015, 05:05 PM   #187
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Unbeknownst to its owners, a cat has been spending several hours a day at a specific tram stop in Rotterdam. It even boards the tram for a roundtrip sometimes.

Even a TV crew was there recently

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Old April 16th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #188
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What does "ZITPLAATS ALLEEN BESTEMD VOOR ZWAARTWITTE KAT" mean?

I'm guessing "for blackwhite cat" is part of it...
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Old April 17th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #189
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seat only for use of black-and-white cat
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Old April 17th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #190
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It's a small parody on signs normally saying something like "Zitplaats bestemd voor invalide", meaning "seat intended for use by the disabled".
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Old June 25th, 2015, 04:08 PM   #191
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From Global Rail News:

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http://www.globalrailnews.com/2015/0...-avenio-trams/

The Hague begins daytime testing of Avenio trams
24 JUN, 2015



Public transport operator HTM has begun daylight testing of its new Avenio trams in The Hague.

The city’s transport authority has ordered a total of 60 Avenio trams from Siemens which will first go into service on line 2 later this year before being introduced onto other parts of the network.

Driver training is now also taking place

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Old June 26th, 2015, 12:41 AM   #192
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I saw one in the wild the other day
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Old June 26th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #193
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I saw one in the wild the other day
Tram or a cat?
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Old June 26th, 2015, 11:43 AM   #194
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This tram is for The Hague, not Rotterdam.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 12:41 PM   #195
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This tram is for The Hague, not Rotterdam.
I think RET and HTM should merge... they already work together on Randstad Rail... and a proper subway system should be built in Den Haag.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 07:53 PM   #196
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Is "R-Net" a name for "everything that didn't fit elsewhere", or?!?

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-net
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Old June 29th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #197
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R-net, Randstad-net. (Randstad is area encompassing Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam. Basically where the western half of the country where half of the population lives). It's a brand for "high quality public transport". I have no idea exactly why we need it, but apparantly we do. R-net buses are not local buses but regional/express buses. They have wifi, are very frequent and and punctual. The plan was to also include all rail, like R'dam and A'dam metro and all tram systems. So The Hague is the first to use it on trams. Utrecht however doesn't seem to be participating. They have their own U-OV branding.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #198
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I think it is facetious to try to bran buses like trams/light rail, and then assume they are the same. It is an attempt to misled the public into thinking that buses are merely "trams with tires and steering columns".

Berlin try to pull out this trick as well, with the "Metrobus" lines
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Old June 29th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #199
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Well, the most interesting thing is how frequent ant what quality (delays e.t.c.) there are on a line. In that way I think it's good that Berlin has Metrobus v.s. bus and Metrotram v.s. tram. The "Metro*"-lines run more frequently.

(I admit that I haven't ever used a Metrobus line in Berlin. They seem to run mostly in ex West Berlin where the U-Bahn have good coverage. The MetroTram is another thing, in ex East Berlin the trams were and is a far more important part of the transportation network so if you have any reason to travel there you probably find yourself on a Metrotram sooner rather than later)
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Public Transport System in Rotterdam – The Metro

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