Utrecht replaces 2 min triple bendy bus with higher capacity light rail

Utrecht has the busiest bus network in the Netherlands, and lines 12 and 28 to De Uithof are the busiest bus services in the country. Line 12 currently carries around 25,000 passengers per day and at peak times a 24m-long articulated bus leaves Utrecht city centre for De Uithof every 2-3 minutes, but overcrowding remains a problem.

Replacing Line 12 with the 8km light rail Uithof Line will more than double current public transport capacity on the route, and by 2020 the new line is forecast to carry 45,000 passengers per day.

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