In six years' operation, the Rotterdam Metro has fulfilled the expections placed on it and assumed an importance in that urban area inversely proportional to its relatively short length. The original section has had a major role in alleviating traffic congestion on the two highway crossings of the Maas River and is being extended. Plans are progressing for a second rapid transit line across the city in another direction. Municipal authorities have consistently followed the master plan, implementing segments on schedule and within the cost limits established for each. This article describes the planning, construction and operation of the Netherland's first rapid transit line.

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  • Accession Number: 00083063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1982 12:00AM