Utrecht had an electric city system GTU (Gemeentetram Utrecht) that stopped in 1939. And an electric interurban to Zeist operated by the NBM (Nederlandse Buurtspoorweg Maatschappij) that was forced to close down in 1949. In Utrecht was an NBM city line between Centraal Station and a terminal side track at F. C. Donderstraat. Old Postcards
Now in April 2005 the museum trams are forced to leave the former Hoofdwerkplaats Tollensstraat & depot as the local politicians hired a project develloper to rebuild the building. Seven years later, all rails are gone, nothing happened to the building. Due to internal troubles one group went broke. Some 100 cars were bought by TS (Tramweg Stichting) double and some foreign cars will be sold or scrapped
Today the service is some 7 kilometer long between the former Haarlemmermeer station and Bovenkerk
‘s Gravenhage is the stylish old name for Den Haag. In the new tram tunnel I found out that funny clowns in securety uniforms forbid taking pictures! You need a HTM permit they cleam. I never have heard a more stupid remark. Even todays China is more friendly. The trick for would be phtographers is to avoide long senseless discussions; arrive by tram, get out and go into position. Then when the next car arrives take your photograph without flash and get into the just arrived car and leave. Gluck Auf.