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UTRECHT
 Prov. Utrecht . Netherlands


Utrecht Sneltram Map © Robert Schwandl


Metros in Holland

 System

The Dutch city of Utrecht has one 'Sneltram' line, running from the Centraal Station south to Nieuwegein (line 60), with a branch to IJsselstein (line 61). There are no underground sections, but the route is entirely on a separate right-of-way with several level crossings.

Operated by Qbuzz; 1435 mm gauge, high platforms

 History

1983: Utrecht Moreelse Park - Nieuwegein-Zuid / Nieuwegein Doorslag
1985: Nieuwegein Doorslag - IJsselstein Achterveld
2000: IJsselstein Achterveld - IJsselstein-Zuid
2009: Utrecht Moreelse Park stop cancelled
22-04-2013: new terminus on Jaarbeursplein on western side of Centraal Station (temporary terminus while station reconstruction is going on)

 Photos
Utrecht Sneltram Utrecht Sneltram
Utrecht Sneltram Utrecht Sneltram
 Projects

The Uithoflijn, a low-floor light rail line is under construction from Centraal Station to Uithof, in the east of the city, bypassing the city centre on the southern side: 7.5 km, 9 stops > 2018

By 2018, the existing line is planned to be converted to low-floor operation to be linked to the new Uithof line.

 

 Books

Robert Schwandl: Metros in Holland - Incl. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam, feat RandstadRail. - Oct. 2007, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 836573 16 9

 

 Photos
Utrecht Sneltram Utrecht Sneltram Utrecht Sneltram © Denis Kabanov
Photos © Ruud Ditewig (1-3), Denis Kabanov (4)
 Official Website

U-OV - Bus & Tram in de regio Utrecht

Uithoflijn (Project Website)

 Other Links

Utrecht SneltTram at Wikipedia.nl

NEW: TRAMS 2016 - Dutch Yearbook about trams in Europe

 


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