Tag Archives: Amsterdam

High Speed Thoughts on the way to a Bavarian Beer Festival

11 Jun

The Fast Train to a Beer! We’re off to Erlangen in Bavaria this weekend to visit the famous “Erlanger Bergkirchweih” beer festival. If you’ve never been you really should make a point of taking it in. Second in size only to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, the atmosphere, location and of course the local brews […]

Amsterdam: IJburg’s Long Term Transit Solution – Part 2

20 Mar
GVB Amsterdam Tram Amsterdamse Brug

I posted before about IJburg in Amsterdam and the transit situation on the man made island. I suggested, rather optimistically, that a new tram service could be instigated for IJburg and outlined the route. It attracted a fair bit of attention, with some people even asking when it would start, which was a good thing […]

Amsterdam: IJburg’s Long Term Transit Solution Part 1

16 Dec
Proposed new tram line 27 for Amsterdam

IJburg, an island built on reclaimed land 7km South East of Amsterdam, is a victim of its own success. With a blank canvas urban designers and planners mapped out an efficient road network, along the lines of an American block system, then populated the land with individual apartment blocks, shops, business units, canals, wide open […]

Stuttgart 21: The Cost of Efficiency

20 Aug
Map of Stuttgart 21 Plan Stuttgart to Airport Flughafen and Ulm link High Speed Rail Link Deutsche Bahn DB

In Stuttgart 2 weeks ago I witnessed a protest-rally against Stuttgart 21. In a time where transit projects across Europe seem to be having a problem with cost control let’s take a look and see why this project is on the table in the first place. A New Heart of Europe Backed by the EU, […]