Tag Archives: Nederland

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 […]

Getting Passenger Communication Right: Intermodal Changes

28 Jul
Map of Amsterdam Centraal Central Station CS Public Transport OV Map Bus Trein Train Metro Tram Veren Ferry

Scenario Imagine you’ve just stepped off your train in a busy railway station. As a station is rarely the end of anyone’s journey you start searching for the next means of transport to continue. You could be looking for a connecting bus, tram or metro service or perhaps a taxi. As stations can be hectic […]

Transit Ticketing: Paper Tickets vs Smartcards

09 Jun
Strippenkaart Nederland Openbare Vervoer OV Ticket Kleine Groot Bus Tram Metro

June 3rd 2010 marked a public transport milestone in The Netherlands as the Strippenkaart’s validity was withdrawn completely from the Amsterdam and Rotterdam regions. The paper ticket remains popular with passengers, however despite its colourful presentation and intermodal flexibility, the way in which it was used needed a large amount of knowledge by both transit […]