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From Railway Gazette:

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/...ew/view/utrecht-selects-tram-contractors.html

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
 

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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

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As of this week Utrecht has a brand new Bus+Tram+Train map



I was commissioned to build it a few months ago and I'm happy to see it live :)

Main features:

- Historic Center and De Uithof are geographic, the rest of the map is schematized but topologically accurate

- Bus frequency: high frequency-thick line / low frequency-thin line

- Services are grouped by color according to their nature or charachteristics:

Train line (Blue)

Tram lines (Yellow)

Bus lines terminating at Utrecht Centraal Station (green)

Bus lines going through the city center (Purple)

Bus lines serving De Uithof Campus (Orange)

Tangent bus lines (brown)

Local bus line (pink)

- All angles are multiples of 30° which roughly corresponds to the urban layout and main street, rail and canal orientations.

- In addition there are some nice landmark icons and main waterways to help you orientate.



Hi res map map and design notes on my website here:

http://www.inat.fr/map/utrecht/


Hi res .pdf on the official u-ov website here:

http://u-ov.info/plan-mijn-reis/lijninformatie/lijnennetkaart/#13/52.0748/5.1237
 

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From Rail Journal:

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/light-rail/utrecht-to-rebuild-fast-tram-line.html?channel=526

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

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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/ne...rst-uithoflijn-tram-delivered-to-utrecht.html

First Uithoflijn tram delivered to Utrecht
09 Jan 2017



NETHERLANDS: The first tram for the Uithoflijn in Utrecht has been delivered from CAF’s factory in Spain to the Nieuwegein sneltram depot.

Haulage company Van der Vlist used a 40 m bespoke trailer to transport the 32 m long tram through Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. A specially designed winch and ramp were used to enable loading and unloading without the need for external tools

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From Metro Report

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Utrecht orders longer CAF trams
19 Jan 2017



NETHERLANDS: The Province of Utrecht signed a contract with CAF on January 18 for the supply of 22 additional Urbos 100 trams.

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

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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.
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?
 
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