Public transport needs a financial safety net in the Netherlands

At present in the Netherlands, some 20% fewer people are travelling by public transport than in 2019. Transport operators and authorities, including the Rotterdam Den Haag Metropolitan Region (MRDH), are far from convinced by the Dutch government claims that passenger numbers will return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023. They call for a financial safety net


Hoekse Lijn is open

In September 2019, the much anticipated Hoekse Lijn metro line was officially opened. The railway line between Schiedam and Hoek van Holland was closed on 31 March 2017 and rebuilt into a light rail line, connecting to the regional metro network lines A and B. The conversion from rail- to lightrail was intended to take


Metropolitan region Rotterdam – Den Haag (MRDH) Towards 100% zero emission bus transport

Over the past two years, the Metropolitan region Rotterdam – Den Haag (MRDH) has been making new agreements with the public transport companies in the MRDH region about clean(er) bus transportation. In 2030, all buses will be zero emission (ZE) and from 2025 onwards, renewable energy generated locally/regionally will be used where feasible. Overall, the

Just launched: Metropolitan region Rotterdam – The Hague

By the 1st of January 2015, a new Public Transport Authority will be formally launched in The Netherlands: the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam Den Haag (MRDH), resulting from a merger of two regional transport authorities stadsregio Rotterdam and stadsgewest Haaglanden. This article briefly explains the scope of the area, structure of governance, legal tasks and budget,

The ‘new TOP’ stop

Metropolitan region Rotterdam – The Hague: sustainable transformation regional rail network

The Hague surroundings within Metropolitan region Rotterdam – The Hague (MRDH) was at a turning point in 2009. After the launch of RandstadRail (combination of tram- and heavy rail network at the Zoetermeer – suburban town near The Hague – and Hofplein connection) proved an iconic success. As a next step in the upgrade of