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Intercity light metro (Randstad Rail)

Randstad Rail subway map

Metro is the city

In the Netherlands there is not only an ordinary subway, standard, which is located within the city, but also a light metro, which connects several cities at once. That is, this is the first subway, which is sent from one city to another, but he stops in every town and not a simple train. The total length of lines located between the cities is 60 kilometers and the total number of stations is 66 pieces. All these stations are located at three branches, each of which connects two or three cities. For example, the first branch connects Rotterdam and The Hague, the other branch passes through the other two cities, but mostly as a second branch line connects the other two cities. Thus, the new inter-city subway line connected not only areas of the city, they served as a binder for several cities to create a unified transport network in the country, which at that time was in serious decline. With regard to the fact that underground was built. The most important thing here - this is the fact that the subway, even though he is not under the ground, and on the ground is more convenient and economical than conventional trains, but because its use in the country has become the most convenient way to create a long-distance communication. Of course, other means of transport also remained, but the trains have been completely replaced by the underground. In general, the failure of the choice of electric trains have noticed in the early nineties, after which the decision was made to replace all trains on the normal line of the underground, so that you can use more comfortable and familiar to urban transport. Another advantage of this system is the ability to use the subway, not only as coach, but as urban transport is completely non-stop. That is why, thanks to the unity of the transport system, people can make trips to different cities without any problems with transfers, and at no additional charge.

Change the train at the station

There is a logical question, why the subway was the means of communication between the cities, where, for example, in France there is a network of high-speed trains, and while no one is talking about the fact that this relationship is outdated or has become too bad. The thing is that the train compared with the underground were too heavy and too expensive in terms of service - electricity consumption for the movement of a large number of cars has grown every year. The decision to create a light rail between the cities was made in the late nineties - then immediately began building a new subway between the cities. In 2006 it was completely open to people, and therefore travel between the cities have become more simple and fast. Completely redesigned form of the line, replacing the huge number of wires only one pin and the standard gauge rail, which became Metro simple and solid foundation. When construction was not spent a lot of money, because the basis for track lay on the ground, it was enough just to lay new tracks that would become the guide for the underground. As a result, no additional cost to create a full-fledged subway, the country has cost intercity transport system, which has become not just a better option compared to conventional trains, but also a wonderful substitute any kind of transport. That is why the subway is, despite its small size, enjoys particular popularity in the Netherlands. And all people can see what they’ve got from their past, because of the fact that the old metros were very good new one is much better than all previous. So this is very good not only for people but for the country’s budget too.

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