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Citaro

Transit in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam (pronounced /ˈrɒtərdæm/; Dutch [rɔtərˈdɑm] (help·info)) is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland, situated in the west of the Netherlands. The municipality is the second largest in the country, with a population of 603,425 as of March 2010.

 

The greater Rotterdam area, best known as 'Rotterdam-Rijnmond'/'Rijnmond region' (Rijnmond is to be literally translated as "the Rhine's mouth", referring to Rotterdam's location at the end of the Rhine-delta and its economic position as Europe's main port) contains around 1.3 million people (by some standards it rather approaches 2 million inhabitants). It forms the southern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe, with a population of 6.7 million.

 

The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe. From 1962 to 2004 it was the world's busiest port until surpassed by Shanghai. It has also an airport. Rotterdam is on the banks of the river Nieuwe Maas ('New Meuse'), one of the channels in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse rivers. The name Rotterdam derives from a dam in the Rotte river.

 

Rotterdam after the war and today

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Transit

 

In Rotterdam Public Transport services are provided by these company's:

NS (Dutch Railways) ; Train services

RET (Rotterdam Elektrische Tram); Tram, city-bus, metro, randstadrail and ferry-services in Rotterdam and surrounding city's.

Q-buzz (company owned 51% by NS and 49% by KLM) ; Province bus services.

Arriva Netherlands ; Province bus services.

Connexxion ; Province bus services.

Veolia ; Province bus services.

 

Rotterdam is well connected to the Dutch railroad system, and has several international connections. The train system hosts four trainlines and 7 main stations.

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Old Central Station

 

Metro with subway and light rail operated by RET

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The tram of Rotterdam offers 9 regular tramlines and 4 "special" tramlines with a total length of 93.4 kilometers.

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Rotterdam offers 38 City-buslines with a total length of 432.7 kilometers.

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There is also a water bus system but i haven't a photo.

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Looks very nice what is ridership?

 

The METRO has a ridership of 250.000 per day. The buses, i don't know.

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Very nice pics. In addition to what Citaro mentioned, Rotterdam also has the Maas Tunnel (MaasTunnel). There are two - one is for automobiles and the other is for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians and cyclists enter their Maas Tunnel by escalator.

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Entering the MaasTunnel in Rotterdam

 

The Maas Tunnels opened in 1942. In Mr. Fon W. Boardman's book, Tunnels, copyright 1960, pedestrians could not sing and bicyclists could not ride faster than 6 kilometres per hour.

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Very nice pics. In addition to what Citaro mentioned, Rotterdam also has the Maas Tunnel (MaasTunnel). There are two - one is for automobiles and the other is for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians and cyclists enter their Maas Tunnel by escalator.

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Entering the MaasTunnel in Rotterdam

 

The Maas Tunnels opened in 1942. In Mr. Fon W. Boardman's book, Tunnels, copyright 1960, pedestrians could not sing and bicyclists could not ride faster than 6 kilometres per hour.

 

Thanks for this information.;):tup:

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