HTM Personenvervoer

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HTM Tram and Bus routes 2012; not shown are Veolia routes

HTM Personenvervoer NV (HTM, from the former name Haagsche Tramweg Maatschappij) is a public transport company in the Netherlands operating trams, lightrail and buses in The Hague, Rijswijk, Leidschendam, Voorburg, Delft, Zoetermeer, Wateringen, Pijnacker and Nootdorp, the so-called Conurbation Haaglanden. The lightrail connection (called RandstadRail, RR) to Zoetermeer is operated in coöperation with RET, the Rotterdam-public transport company, which operates the connection between The Hague Central Station and Slinge in the south of Rotterdam, thus giving a fast and easy connection between the two city-centres. Regional transports are serviced by Connexxion, Arriva and RET.

In September 2012 it was announced that Dutch Railways (NS) wanted to acquire 49% of the shares in HTM. The initiative came from HTM and was received positively by the (then) sole shareholder in HTM, the municipality of The Hague. The House of Representatives was less positive, VVD parliament member Aukje de Vries, for example, felt that "a state-owned company should not step further into a market where it has been agreed that the market must do its job." On 5 April 2013, the city council of The Hague approved the proposal, with NS paying €45 million for the shares.

Because on 15 October 2013 the NS took over 49% of the shares in HTM and was 100% shareholder in Qbuzz, the HTMbuzz shares were again 100% owned by HTM. The NS remained co-owner of HTMbuzz, through HTM, for almost half of this shift in shares.

On 6 July 2016 it was announced that the municipality of The Hague wanted to buy back the shares of HTM from NS, which announced that it would continue to work together with the municipality and HTM on better traffic.

Since 7 December 2016, the HTM shares have been held by the municipality of The Hague again and MRDH has a share with special rights.

On this date, HTM also obtained the rail concession for public transport in the region of The Hague for the period from 2016 to 2026. On 17 May 2017, the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam The Hague announced that it would give HTM the allocation of bus transport in the Hague region. On 8 December 2019, the bus concession officially takes effect and applies for the period 2019 - 2034.

From 9 December 2012 till 9 December 2018, citybus-services were, as mentioned, run by HTMbuzz, a joint-venture of HTM and Qbuzz, regional transports being serviced by Veolia, Arriva and RET. Fares on the network fall under the National Tariff System. Since 9 December 2018 HTMbuzz changed the name in HTM, as it used to be till 9 December 2012.

Since 2004 there is a tram tunnel with two underground tramstations (Spui and Grote Markt) in The Hague city centre; it is shared by tramline 6 and RR-lines 2, 3 and 4.

Line 9 at Scheveningen

Trams & LRVs:

HTM once owned shares in SVD, the city bus company of Dordrecht. However, HTM has sold its shares because the ministry of transport and public works opposed the company competing for public transport concessions in tenders. In addition to this Arriva took over the service as of January 1, 2007, due to a better offer.

Tram and light rail linesEdit

Line 1 (red)Edit

Line 1: Scheveningen Noord - Delft Tanthof

Zwarte Pad - Kurhaus - Scheveningseslag/Beelden aan Zee - Badhuiskade - Keizerstraat - Duinstraat - Frankenslag - World Forum - Adriaan Goekooplaan - Ary van der Spuyweg - Vredespaleis - Javastraat - Mauritskade - Kneuterdijk - Centrum - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Broeksloot - Herenstraat - Hoornbrug - Broekpolder - 's-Gravenmade - Vlietbrug - Verffabriek - Brasserskade - Nieuwe Plantage - Prinsenhof - Delft Station - Krakeelpolderweg - Hovenpassage - Martinus Nijhofflaan - Diepenbrockstraat - Van der Slootsingel - Sadatweg - Bikolaan - Abtswoudsepark

Line 2 (yellow)Edit

Line 2: Den Haag Kraayenstein - Leidschendam

Kraayensteinlaan - Kapelaan Meereboerweg - Loosduinse Hoofdstraat - Burgemeester Hovylaan - Buitentuinen - Walnootstraat - Thorbeckelaan - Nieuwendamlaan - Laan van Eik en Duinen - Kamperfoeliestraat - Valkenboslaan - Fahrenheitstraat - De la Reyweg - Monstersestraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Ternoot - Oostinje - Stuyvesantstraat - Station Laan van NOI - Bruijnings Ingenhoeslaan - Mgr. van Steelaan - Prinses Beatrixlaan - Voorburg 't Loo - Elzendreef - Essesteijn - Leidsenhage - HMC Antoniushove

  • And Line 2: Den Haag Kraayenstein - Den Haag Laan van NOI railway station (additional trams rush hours only)

Line 3 (purple)Edit

Line 3: Den Haag Loosduinen - Zoetermeer Centrum

Arnold Spoelplein - Pisuissestraat - Mozartlaan - Heliotrooplaan - Muurbloemweg - Hoefbladlaan - De Savornin Lohmanplein - Appelstraat - Zonnebloemstraat - Azaleaplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Valkenbosplein - Conradkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum-West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Leidsewallen - De Leyens - Buytenwegh - Voorweg (High Level) - Meerzicht - Driemanspolder - Delftsewallen - Dorp - Centrum-West

  • And Line 3: Den Haag De Savornin Lohmanplein - Den Haag Centraal railway station (additional tramtrains rush hours only)

Line 4 (orange)Edit

Line 4: Den Haag De Uithof - Lansingerland-Zoetermeer

De Uithof - Beresteinlaan - Bouwlustlaan - De Rade - Dedemsvaartweg - Zuidwoldepad - Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Dierenselaan - De la Reyweg - Monstersestraat - HMC Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum-West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Willem Dreeslaan - Oosterheem - Javalaan - Van Tuyllpark - Lansingerland-Zoetermeer

  • And Line 4: Den Haag Monstersestraat - Lansingerland-Zoetermeer (additional (double) tramtrains rush hours only)

Line EEdit

  • Vehicle type: RSG3
  • Operated by RET of Rotterdam as part of Randstadrail and the underground/subway-system of Rotterdam
Line E Den Haag Centraal railway station - Slinge subway station

Den Haag Centraal Station - Den Haag Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Den Haag Forepark - Den Haag Leidschenveen - Nootdorp - Pijnacker Centrum - Pijnacker Zuid - Berkel Westpolder - Rodenrijs - Meijersplein - Melanchthonweg - Blijdorp - Rotterdam Centraal - Stadhuis - Beurs - Leuvehaven - Wilhelminaplein - Rijnhaven - Maashaven - Zuidplein - Slinge

Line 6 (sky blue)Edit

Line 6: Den Haag Leyenburg - Leidschendam Noord

Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Nunspeetlaan - Paul Krugerplein - Delftselaan - Haagse Markt - Vaillantlaan - Om en Bij - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Centraal Station - Ternoot - Oostinje - Stuyvesantplein - Carel Reinierszkade - Reigersbergenweg - Vlamenburg - Hofzichtlaan - Margarethaland - Aegonplein - Station Mariahoeve - Essesteijn - Leidsenhage - Burgemeester Kolfschotenlaan - Kastelenring - Dillenburgsingel

Line 9 (yellow green)Edit

Line 9: Scheveningen Noord - Vrederust

Zwarte Pad - Kurhaus - Circustheater - Nieuwe Duinweg - Wagenaarweg - Madurodam - Riouwstraat - Laan Copes van Cattenburch - Javabrug - Dr. Kuyperstraat - Malieveld - Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Jacob Catsstraat - Wouwermanstraat - Dynamostraat - Anna Bijnslaan - Zuiderpark - Loevesteinlaan - Leyweg - Leggelostraat - Wolweversgaarde - Revalidatiecentrum - Beresteinlaan - De Dreef

  • And Line 9: Madurodam - Vrederust (additional trams rush hours only)

Line 11 (brown)Edit

Line 11: Scheveningen Haven - Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station

Strandweg - Vuurbaakstraat - Duinstraat - Doornstraat - Statenlaan - Willem de Zwijgerlaan - Boreelstraat - Houtrust - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Laan van Meerdervoort - Weimarstraat - Loosduinseweg - Delftselaan - Haagse Markt - Hoefkade - Wouwermanstraat - Jacob Catsstraat - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijkseplein

Line 12 (pink)Edit

Line 12: Den Haag Duindorp - Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station

Markenseplein - Tholensestraat - Doctor van Welylaan - Sportlaan - Goudenregenplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Copernicusplein - Weimarstraat - Cartesiusstraat - Loosduinseweg - Paul Krugerplein - Delftselaan - Haagse Markt - Hoefkade - Wouwermanstraat - Jacob Catsstraat - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijkseplein

Line 15 (violet)Edit

Line 15: Den Haag Centraal railway station - Nootdorp

Centraal Station - Korte Voorhout - Buitenhof - Centrum - Bierkade - Waldorpstraat/Station Hollands Spoor - Goudriaankade - Van Musschenbroekstraat - Wenckebachstraat - Broeksloot - Herenstraat - Hoornbrug - Broekpolder - Laan van 's-Gravenmade (P+R Hoornwijck) - Laan van Ypenburg - Plesmanlaan - Scholekstersingel - Gruttosingel - Nootdorp Centrum

Line 16 (dark brown)Edit

Line 16: Den Haag Statenkwartier - Wateringen

Van Boetzelaerlaan - Frankenslag or Prins Mauritslaan - Frederik Hendriklaan - Statenplein - Gemeentemuseum/Museon - Groot Hertoginnelaan - Waldeck Pyrmontkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - Noordwal - Gravenstraat - Buitenhof - Korte Voorhout - Centraal Station - Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis - Bierkade - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Jonckbloetplein - Van Zeggelenlaan - Alberdingk Thijmstraat - Station Moerwijk - Heeswijkplein - Erasmusplein - Geysterenweg - Betje Wolffstraat - Hardenbroekstraat - Loevesteinlaan - Leyweg - Leggelostraat - Steenwijklaan - Hoge Veld - Oosteinde - Lage Veld - Parijsplein - Dorpskade

Line 17 (dark blue)Edit

Line 17: Den Haag Centraal railway station - Wateringen

Centraal Station - Weteringplein - Rijswijkseplein - Station Hollands Spoor - Leeghwaterplein - Oudemansstraat - Lorentzplein - Jonckbloetplein - Van Vredenburchweg - Generaal Spoorlaan - Handelskade - Patentlaan - Volmerlaan - Treubstraat - Rijswijk Station - In de Bogaard - Admiraal Helfrichsingel - Weidedreef - Aletta Jacobsstraat - Eikelenburg - Parijsplein - Dorpskade

Line 19 (dark green)Edit

Line 19: Leidschendam - Delft railway station (future terminus at Delft University from end 2020)

HMC Antoniushove - Leidsenhage - Weigelia - Oosteinde - Oude Middenweg - Klaverveld - Leidschenveen Centrum - Lanen - Station Ypenburg - Weidevogellaan - Gruttosingel - Scholekstersingel - Ypenburg Centrum - Anthony Fokkersingel - Brasserskade - Nieuwe Plantage - Prinsenhof - Delft Station

City Bus linesEdit

NightlinesEdit

The nightlines are circular and operate on Friday- and Saturdaynights only.

EquipmentEdit

Trams and Lightrails
Name Image Type No. Fleet number Year build Length (m) Width (m) Comments
GTL8   Gelede Tram Lang 70 3001 - 3100, 3101 - 3147 1981 - 1984 and 1992 - 1993 28,6 and 29 2.35 Phased out from 2024
Haagse RegioCitadis   RegioCitadis 72 4001 - 4054, 4055 - 4072 2006 and 2011 36.8 2.65
Avenio   Avenio 70 5001 - 5040, 5041 - 5060, 5061 - 5070 2014 - 2016 and 2019 35 2.55 Replacing oldest serie of GTL8's

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