This thread is about public transport in Utrecht. Map from urbanrail.net:
Utrecht selects tram contractors
02 Dec 2014
NETHERLANDS: The Executive Board of Greater Utrecht Authority selected contractors on December 1 to supply the infrastructure and rolling stock for the Uithof extension of the city’s sneltram network. Once approved by the full board, the contracts would be signed on December 23 after the usual standstill period.
Royal BAM Group has been selected to undertake the infrastructure work, including construction of the track, electrification and stops. Following a period for preparatory work and engineering, the main construction work is expected to begin in late 2015 or early 2016. The substructure for the route is almost complete, with civil works having started in 2011.
CAF is to supply 27 low-floor vehicles of around 32 m in length, the first of which is to be delivered to the existing Nieuwegein sneltram depot in January 2017.
Now expected to open in mid-2018, the 7·5 km, nine-stop line will connect Utrecht Centraal station with the university and hospital complex at De Uithof. The total cost of the project is put at €440m
CAF signs Utrecht tram contract
30 Jan 2015
NETHERLANDS: On January 30 the Utrecht City region formally signed the contract for preferred bidder CAF to supply 27 trams for the future Uithof Line. The 8 km route will link Utrecht Centraal station with the Uithof university campus and a park-and-ride site from mid-2018.
The five-section 100% low-floor Urbos 100 trams will be 33 m long and 2 650 mm wide, with four double doors per side. They will have 62 seats, two wheelchair spaces and a total capacity of 216 passengers at 4/m2. The air-conditioned cars will feature passenger information systems and CCTV
Utrecht to rebuild fast tram line
Friday, October 28, 2016
THE Dutch province of Utrecht announced on October 28 that it has made a preliminary decision to convert Utrecht’s Nieuwegein/IJsselstein Fast Tram (SUNIJ) to a conventional light rail line by 2020, modernising infrastructure and replacing the ageing tram fleet with new low-floor LRVs
The work will make SUNIJ compatible with the new Uithof Line from Utrecht Central Station with the University Campus, which is due to open in 2018. The two lines will meet at Utrecht Central
CAF delivers first Uithof Line LRV to Utrecht
Thursday, December 01, 2016
THE first of 27 Urbos 100 LRVs for Utrecht’s Uithof Line has begun its journey from CAF’s plant at Bessain in northern Spain to the Netherlands
Following delivery, the vehicle will go on public display at Nieuwegein depot in Utrecht on January 18
As far as I know the Sneltram uses currently high-floor vehicles and high platforms. Will the line to Ijsselstein be changed to a low floor system?These are intended to replace vehicles that are more than 30 years old on the city’s sneltram network, which links Utrecht with Nieuwegein and Ijsselstein. The new trams are planned to enter service from 2020.