Renewing tram lines

The municipality, the Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area and HTM are working together on the public transport of the future. Sketches are being made for the necessary modifications to tram lines 6 and 12. Work is currently being carried out on tram line 16.

Low-floor trams are operating in the city. These trams are better accessible for people in wheelchairs or who use walkers. This means that more people can travel by tram independently. The HTM is going to purchase more low-floor trams. They will replace the outdated trams which are still operating in the city.

Modifications to tram lines 16, 6, 12 and 1

Not all tram tracks and tram stops in The Hague are suitable for low-floor trams. This is why the rails need to be moved in many streets. A number of bends along the line also need to be adapted. Modifications are needed for tram lines 6, 12, 16 and 1. The stops will also be adapted. They will be made longer and suitable for people in wheelchairs or who use walkers. Where possible, the municipality will combine the work on the tram lines with other work. For example, fixing up public spaces, roads, bridgs, and quays.

A low-floor tram operated by HTM
A low-floor tram operated by HTM
  • Work on tram line 16 will start as of February 2022. The work consists of 3 parts:

    • Laak and Moerwijk (completed)
    • city centre and Zeeheldenkwartier
    • Duinoord and Statenkwartier.

    Laak and Moerwijk

    The work in Laak en Moerwijk has been completed.

    Documents about the procedure can be found in the Raadsinformatiesysteem under RIS 308459 (in Dutch).

    Residents meeting on 1 February 2022

    A residents meeting with the municipality, residents organisations and the bureau DGMR was held on 1 February 2022. Bureau DGMR gave a presentation on the vibrations in the area at the meeting.

    Watch the video Explanation on vibrations (YouTube channel of the municipality)
    Technical questions about the DGMR report (in Dutch) (PDF, 98,3 kB)

    City centre and Zeeheldenkwartier

    In the city centre and Zeeheldenkwartier line 16 operates from the Kerkplein to the Waldeck Pyrmontkade by the Obrechtstraat. The work in the city centre and Zeeheldenkwartier will start on 28 March 2022 and last until 18 December 2022.

    Documents about the procedure can be found in the Raadsinformatiesysteem (RIS) under RIS 308712.

    Duinoord and Statenkwartier

    In Duinoord and the Statenkwartier line 16 operates from the Obrechtstraat to the Westduinweg. Including the terminal loop in the Prins Mauritslaan. The work will start on 28 March 2022 and last until 25 December 2022.

    Alternate route for tram line 16

    During the project tram line 16 will operate an alternate route:

    • From 28 February to 3 April 2022 tram line 16 will opreate between the Hollands Spoor station and Loevesteinlaan stops using the route and stops for Tram 9.
    • From 11 April to 12 June 2022 tram line 16 will operate between the Buitenhof and Statenplein stops using the route for Tram 1.
    • From 20 June to 11 December 2022 tram line 16 will operate between the Gravenstraat and Museon stops using the route for Tram 3. The Museon stop will be the last stop for tram line 16.

    Documents about the procedure can be found in the Raadsinformatiesysteem (RIS) under RIS 308739.

  • Preliminary sketches are being made for the modifications to tram line 6. This section consists of 3 parts:

    • Transvaal and Rustenburg Oostbroek
    • Schilderswijk
    • Bezuidenhout, Mariahoeve and Voorburg

    Transvaal and Rustenburg Oostbroek

    In Transvaal and Rustenburg Oostbroek Tram 6 operates from the Heemstraat to the Apeldoornselaan and Loosduinseweg. It covers the following streets:

    • Delftselaan
    • Paul Krugerlaan south (between Delftselaan and Paul Krugerplein)
      • Paul Krugerplein
      • Paul Krugerlaan north (between Paul Krugerplein and Loosduinseweg)
        • Steijnlaan
        • Dierenselaan

          The project primarily involves the Delftselaan, Paul Krugerlaan south and Steijnlaan.

          Schilderswijk

          In the Schilderswijk Tram 6 operates from the Prinsegracht to the Vaillantlaan. It covers the following streets:

          • Brouwersgracht
          • Om en bij
          • Hobbemastraat (between Om en bij and Paletplein)
          • Paletplein

          The project primarily involves the Om en bij, Hobbemastraat and Paletplein.

          Bezuidenhout, Mariahoeve and Voorburg

          In Bezuidenhout, Mariahoeve and Voorburg Tram 6 operates from the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indiƫ to the Monseigneur van Steelaan. It covers the following streets:

          • Juliana van Stolberglaan
          • Stuyvesantplein
          • Loudonstraat
          • Het Kleine Loo
          • Hofzichtlaan

          Residents, businesses and organisations will be notified once the project starts.

        • Preliminary sketches are being made for the modifications to tram line 12. This section consists of 2 parts:

          • Bomenbuurt and Bloemenbuurt, Vogelwijk and Duindorp
          • Regentessekwartier, Valkenboskwartier

          Bomenbuurt and Bloemenbuurt, Vogelwijk and Duindorp

          In the Bomenbuurt and Bloemenbuurt, Vogelwijk and Duindorp Tram 12 operates from the Laan van Meerdervoort to the Markenseplein. It covers the following streets:

          • Goudenregenstraat
          • Nieboerweg
          • Duivelandsestraat
          • Markenseplein

          The project primarily involves the Goudenregenstraat, Duivelandsestraat and Markenseplein.

          Regentessekwartier and Valkenboskwartier

          In the Regentessekwartier and Valkenboskwartier Tram 12 operates from the Loosduinseweg to the Laan van Meerdervoort. It covers the following streets:

          • Regentesselaan
          • Teijlerstraat
          • Gheijnstraat
          • Beeklaan
          • Edisonstraat
          • Laan van Meerdervoort

          The project primarily involves the Teijlerstraat, Gheijnstraat, Beeklaan and Edisonstraat

        • The municipality also needs to modify the tram tracks and the tram stop in the Duinstraat. It will affect the section between the Sloepstraat and Scheveningseweg. During the project, the municipality will also improve other parts of the street. Look at the preliminary design (VO) for the renewal of the Duinstraat in the Raadsinformatiesysteem (RIS) under RIS 312048.

          Respond

          You have until Friday, 10 June 2022 to let the municipality know what you think of the VO. You can submit your response by sending an email to projectbureau-nrr@denhaag.nl.

          Residents meeting

          On Tuesday, 17 May a residents meetins will be held from 19.00 to 21.00 hrs. in the Kalhuis, Badhuisstraat 177. You will be able to look at the design and ask the municpality questions.

        OV NEXT

        The work on tram line 16 falls under the OV NEXT programme. You can read more about the programme on the page OV NEXT: openbaar vervoer van de toekomst (in Dutch).

        Give your input

        During the 1st half of 2022 the design sketches will be made for tram line 6 (Schilderswijk and Transvaal) and for tram line 12 (Regentessekwartier and Valkenboskwartier).

        For tram line 12 (Bomenbuurt and Bloemenbuurt, Vogelwijk and Duindorp) the design sketches will be made in the 2nd half of 2022. They will be done on the basis of input from residents, businesses and interest groups.

        Would you like to share your ideas on these sketches? Sign up by sending an email to projectbureau-nrr@denhaag.nl.

        Questions?

        Do you have any questions about tram line 6, 12 or 16? Send an email to projectbureau-nrr@denhaag.nl.

        More information

        Go to the schedule for the work on line 16 and diversions on the page Maintenance work for tram line 16. See the website of HTM for the current timetable for Tram 16. Or look at the HTM travel app or on the 9292.nl website.

        Published: 16 May 2022Modified: 16 May 2022