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 Prov. Utrecht . Netherlands

Utrecht Sneltram Map © Robert Schwandl


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; using high platforms, which are currently being rebuilt to connect the line with the new tram line to Science Park.

The Uithoflijn, a low-floor light rail line from Centraal Station to Uithof, in the east of the city, bypassing the city centre on the southern side, eventually opened in Dec 2019: 7.5 km, 9 stops.

Operated by Qbuzz; 1435 mm gauge


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 Apr 2013: new terminus on Jaarbeursplein on western side of Centraal Station (temporary terminus while station reconstruction is going on)
16 Dec 2019: Utrecht Centraal Centrumzijde - P+R Science Park
03 July 2020: last day of operation with high-floor trams on original lines to allow conversion to low-floor operation
03 Jan 2021: first day of regular operation with low-floor trams on line 60

02 July 2022: Utrecht Centraal Centrumzijde - Jaarbeursplein - introducing through service on line 20 (ex 60) from Nieuwegein-Zuid to P+R Science Park
09 July 2022: through service on line 21 (ex 61) from IJsselstein-Zuid to
P+R Science Park



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Tram Atlas Benelux

Robert Schwandl:


Belgium - Netherlands - Luxembourg

- R. Schwandl Verlag, 02/2020, ISBN 978-3936573596

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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



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