For the denser network there are the regional tram / metro or vessels that service different regions and provinces. These drive or sail within their local corridor.
Netherlands has many waterways that can be used for unlocking otherwise inaccessible areas, without massive investment in “hard” infrastructure such as roads , rails and bridges.
The regional tram will be like the local tram at the beginning of the 20th century , but now running electric rather than on steam.
concept layout metro/light rail
Again, the rolling stock will be adapted to carry single-person vehicles. The current Dutch metros already have level entrance. Only the seat configuration should be adjusted. In our concept, the passenger will be given more space in the vehicle. That there are fewer seats per vehicle should be resolved by a higher frequency.
The regional tram vehicles are based on light rail vehicles het uitgangspunt, but as much as possible with the layout of the subway / light rail. With these vehicles, there are many opportunities for innovation and cost savings. We therefore propose to use Nationally standardized norms for vehicles and stops. This is also better for the recognition in general.
concept layout regional bus
There is almost no application for the bus. The bus services the same market segment as the single-person vehicles. The bus’s advantage to be flexibly routed, makes its the service unreliable and unclear to passengers. So its application will be limited to regions where light rail is not feasible. Again, the buses will be adapted to carry single person vehicles.